Following the first poster and trailer preview that dropped yesterday, Open Road Films has unveiled the first full trailer for Sleepless, along with a new photo. Jamie Foxx makes his return to the big screen for the first time since 2014's Annie with this action-packed thrill ride that could give some of the highly-anticipated releases coming out next spring a run for their money. Sleepless is actually a remake of the 2011 French thriller Nuit Blanche, which starred Lizzie Brochere and Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2).
Sleepless stars Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, White House Down) as undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs, who is caught in a high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground. When a heist goes wrong, a crew of homicidal gangsters kidnaps Downs' teenage son. In one sleepless night he will have to rescue his son, evade an internal affairs investigation and bring the kidnappers to justice.
Open Road Films has set a February 24, 2017 release date, putting it up against Paramount's sci-fi thriller God Particle, Lionsgate's animated movie Rock Dog and Blumhouse's thriller Get Out, which released its first trailer yesterday. It is also sandwiched between several highly-anticipated projects such as Sony's The Dark Tower, Warner Bros.' Fight Fight and Universal's The Great Wall on February 17, 2017, and 20th Century Fox's Logan on March 3, 2017. The cast for this action-thriller also includes Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, Gabrielle Union, David Harbour, Tip 'T.I.' Harris, Scoot McNairy and Octavius J. Johnson.
Baran Bo Odar directs from a screenplay by Andrea Berloff, with Roy Lee and Adam Stone producing. The executive producers are John Powers Middleton, Alex Foster, Tom Ortenberg, Peter Lawson, Lauranne Bourrachot, Marco Cherqui and Jeremiah Samuel. Baran Bo Odar has previously directed foreign language thrillers such as The Silence and Who Am I, with Sleepless marking his American film debut.
Sleepless is one of many upcoming movies that could fly under the radar as a sleeper box office hit. Then again, next February has become quite the crowded month, with other highly-anticipated movies such as Rings (February 3, 2017), Fifty Shades Darker (February 10, 2017), The LEGO Batman Movie (February 10, 2017) and John Wick: Chapter Two (February 10, 2017) also hitting theaters that month. Take a look at the new trailer for Sleepless below, along with a new photo with Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan.