Gabrielle Union has joined the cast of Open Road Films’ thriller, which stars Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan, and is titled “Sleepless Night,” to be directed by Swiss filmmaker Baran Bo Odar.
The project, which is a remake of the 2011 French film “Nuit Blanche,” directed by Frédéric Jardin, centers on a character named Vincent Downs (played by Jamie Foxx), described as a seemingly corrupt Las Vegas cop, who races to save his son’s life, when gangsters kidnap him for a shipment of cocaine Downs stole from them, all while Internal Affairs is investigating him. Monaghan plays an officer Jennifer Bryant, who is an Internal Affairs agent investigating Downs who ultimately has to decide which side of the law he’s on.
Vertigo Entertainment will produce “Sleepless Night” for Open Road Films, who will finance production and take worldwide distribution rights under their recently announced partnership with FilmNation.
No word on what role Union has signed up to play.
The actress is busy, between seasons of her hit BET series “Being Mary Jane;” she’s also in talks to join the comedy feature from Key & Peele, titled “Keanu,” and is set for Nate Parker’s Nat Turner biopic, “The Birth Of A Nation.”
Here’s a trailer for the “Sleepless Night” French original, which looks action-packed; one can’t help but draw comparisons to the “Taken” films: