Cinedigm Corp is signaling consumers with an official trailer for their latest acquired crime thriller, Awake. The film will release on digital and VOD on August 16, with a Blu-ray and DVD release to follow on September 24, 2019.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Vikings) and Francesca Eastwood (Outlaws and Angels, M.F.A.) star in what’s billed as an “edge-of-your-seat thriller” written by Elana Zeltser, and directed by Alex Cher and co-director Fedor Lyass.
On a quiet evening, a shabby beige sedan speeds down a country highway. Dust and gravel fly through the air when suddenly the car slides out of control into a ravine. Later a man wakes up in a hospital bed with no recollection of who he is or how he got there. His nurse Diana (Francesca Eastwood) is unable to find any identification and refers to him as John Doe (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). The police barge into the hospital, accusing John of being a serial killer responsible for the murder of several young women in the area. As the Sergeant ushers John into a private room for questioning, he manages to escape with the help of Diana, who is convinced of his innocence. The fugitives then set off for the last crime scene in search of clues and answers to clear John’s name but the benevolent nurse will soon uncover the shocking truth behind the amnesiac’s identity and the web of deceit that will lead him to a final fight for his survival.
The film also marks an English-language feature debut for Cher and Lyass and boasts additional talents including Malik Yoba and William Forsythe. Katerina Valenti, Andre Relis and Jessica Bennett serve as producers. Cher exec produces along with Luke Taylor, Patrick DePeters, and Matthew Helderman.
“Under Aleksandr’s skillful direction, AWAKE is a heart-pounding, stylish thriller featuring terrific performances from Jonathan and Francesca, along with strong supporting turns from Malik and William,” said Yolanda Macias, Executive Vice-President of Acquisitions for Cinedigm. “With a suspenseful plot filled with twists and turns, the film will keep audiences guessing until the very end.“
“Having worked with Cinedigm on many pictures over the years, I’ve always been impressed with the experience, creativity and commercial sensibilities of their marketing and sales teams,” said VMI Worldwide founder Andre Relis. “They have a strong track record of success with high impact thrillers, and we are excited to partner with them on AWAKE.