The newly announced cast also includes Ariana Greenblatt, Frances Fisher, Shamier Anderson, Lucius Hoyos and Gil Bellows.
“Awake” is set after a sudden global event wipes out all electronics and takes away humankind’s ability to sleep, and chaos quickly begins to consume the world. Rodriguez’s character may hold the key to a cure in the form of her own daughter while she faces the prospect of saving the world before she herself loses her mind.
“Kodachrome” helmer Mark Raso is attached to direct from a script he co-wrote with his brother Joseph Raso, as well as Greg Poirier. Entertainment One and Paul Schiff are producing the film. Rodriguez and the Raso brothers are executive producing with Mark Gordon, Josh Phillips, Matt Jackson, Poirier and Whitney Brown. Joanne Lee is a co-executive producing.
Production is currently underway in Canada.
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Leigh is repped by CAA, Untitled Entertainment and attorney David Weber of Sloane Offer Weber & Dern, Anderson is repped by CAA, Mosaic and Oscars Abrams Zimel + Associates and Greenblatt is repped by Paradigm and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham. Jones is repped by CAA, Curtis Brown Group and Atlas Artists, Bellows is repped by Verve, Elevate Artists Management, GGA, Untitled Entertainment and attorney Jeffrey Bernstein and Pepper is repped by the Kohner Agency and Untitled Entertainment.