aprayer1Joe Cole has delivered scene stealing work in Secret in Their Eyes and Green Room, but with A Prayer Before Dawn he gets to flex his lead actor chops in what may be a star making performance.

The true story centers on Billy Moore (Cole), an English boxer who survives his way through two Thai prisons that’s filled with drug use and gang violence. By entering Muay Thai tournaments, Moore fights for survival and dreams for a way out of his bleak existence.

With movies such as The Witch, Slow West, and more recently The Florida Project, A24 has been at the forefront of distributing independent cinema, and last year they received an even bigger boost with Moonlight’s Best Picture win. A Prayer Before Dawn comes out in 2018 (specific date is TBA), and it looks like this movie will also score a knockout punch. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!

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