Just as the Berlin Film Market is set to bow, Open Road has picked up the distribution rights to the remake of the 2011 French film “Sleepless Night” and will produce with Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan attached to star.
Baran Bo Odar is directing.
The pic was originally set up at Warner Bros. before being put into turnaround even though Foxx had expressed interest in starring. After hearing Foxx was circling the project, Open Road moved quickly to acquire it and plans to sell international rights next week in Berlin.
Story follows an undercover police officer who scours a nightclub in search of his kidnapped son.
Roy Lee and Adam Stone will produce for Vertigo Entertainment, and Open Road Films will finance production and take worldwide distribution rights under its recently announced partnership with FilmNation. Open Road Films’ Tom Ortenberg and Peter Lawson are executive producers.
Andrea Berloff penned the script.
“With a sharp script and a first rate team of talent in front of and behind the camera, we are proud to produce ‘Sleepless Night’ and to make this project the inaugural film under our international distribution agreement with FilmNation,” Ortenberg said.
Foxx continues to keep busy, having also recently announced plans to play Mike Tyson in an untitled biopic; he also has a starring role in Harmony Korine’s “The Trap.” The actor was most recently seen in Sony’s “Annie.”
Monaghan is coming off the first season of “True Detective,” which earned her a Golden GLobe nomination, and can be seen next in “Pixels.”