Netflix has revealed the full Awake cast today. Joining Gina Rodriguez in the upcoming movie are Ariana Greenblatt (The One and Only Ivan, Monster Problems), Frances Fisher (Unforgiven, Watchmen), Shamier Anderson (Destroyer, Endings, Beginnings), Finn Jones (Game of Thrones, Marvel’s Iron Fist), Lucius Hoyos (Heroes Reborn, The Night), Gil Bellows (Patriot, Jett), with Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan, Crawl), and Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight, Georgia).
In the film, after a sudden global event wipes out all electronics and takes away humankind’s ability to sleep, chaos quickly begins to consume the world. Only Jill (Rodriguez), an ex-soldier with a troubled past, may hold the key to a cure in the form of her own daughter. The question is, can Jill safely deliver her daughter and save the world before she herself loses her mind.
Mark Raso (Kodachrome) is set to direct Awake from a script he and his brother Joseph wrote. Greg Poirier also worked on the script. Raso most recently directed the Ed Harris-starring Kodachrome, which sold to Netflix at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017, and his film Copenhagen won Slamdance in 2014.
The Awake producer is Paul Schiff and the executive producers include Mark Gordon, Josh Phillips, Matt Jackson, Greg Poirier, Mark Raso, Joseph Raso, Gina Rodriguez, and Whitney Brown. The co-executive producer is Joanne Lee.
The production company is Entertainment One (eOne) and principal photography is currently underway in Toronto.