Awake is a psychological thriller about a common occurrence called anesthetic awareness, a horrifying phenomenon wherein a patient’s (Hayden Christenson) failed anesthesia leaves him fully conscious but physically paralyzed during surgery. The patient’s charming new wife (Jessica Alba) is forced to struggle with her own demons as a terrifying drama unfolds around the couple.
Awake also stars Oscar nominee Terrence Howard, Lena Olin and Sam Robards, and is being helmed by first time director Joby Harold.
The film is scheduled for release on November 30, 2007, and was shot on location in New York City, including Bellevue Hospital on First Avenue, and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts at Fordham University.
GreeneStreet Films, The Weinstein Company, and Open City Films are distributing Awake, which was produced by Jason Kliot, John Penotti, Tory Tunnell, and Joana Vicente and executive produced by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, Tim Williams, and Fisher Stevens.
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