A24 Films has released the trailer for the biopic A Prayer Before Dawn, the true story of Billy Moore.


Joe Cole takes on the role of Moore, a British-born boxer whose downward spiral with violence and drugs while in Thailand lands him in Klong Prem prison, a very notorious facility known as the “Bangkok Hilton”. Refusing to find himself facing death, Billy trains in the art of Muay Thai kickboxing and along the way, finds himself on a journey to redemption.

The film was shot in a real prison with many of the prison’s incarcerated serving as extras on the film. Jean-Stephane Sauvaire directed the film with former Muay Thai champion turned filmmaker David Ismalone serving as the film’s stunt coordinator and Muay Thai fight choreographer.

A Prayer Before Dawn is scheduled to be released on May 19, 2018.