Tribeca Film has released the news Friday that it has acquired all U.S. rights to “Sleepless Night,” an action/thriller directed by Frederic Jardin that made its World Premiere in the Midnight Madness section of the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. The film will be released in 2012 on VOD and also in theaters by Tribeca Film. Also, Warner Bros. has recently announced it has acquired the English-language remake rights.

Here’s the synopsis of “Sleepless Night”:

“‘Sleepless Night’ tells the story of Vincent, a respected and dedicated police officer, or so it seems. After stealing a massive bag of cocaine from drug dealers that work for Marciano, a powerful mob boss/nightclub owner, Vincent quickly finds himself trapped in a situation that no parent would envy- his son has been kidnapped with the promise of being executed if he doesn’t immediately deliver the bag back to its rightful owner. As Vincent heads to the nightclub in the outskirts of Paris to trade the drugs for his son, he soon gets caught in an intense, claustrophobic cat-and-mouse game that quickly spirals into madness as the tables are constantly turned multiple times throughout the evening. The night to come might not only be the longest but also the last one of his life… and his young son’s as well.”

The film stars Tomer Sisley as Vincent, as well as Joey Starr, Julien Boisselier, Serge Riaboukine, Laurent Stocker and Birol Ünel.

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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