Perhaps one for all the insomniacs out there, Netflix’s upcoming sci-fi thriller delves into a world plagued by those unable to sleep, with Jane the Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez in the driver’s seat to save the day. Coming to Netflix in June 2021, we’re keeping track of everything you need to know about Awake, including the plot, cast, trailers, and Netflix release date.
Mark Raso directs Awake, a Netflix Original Sci-Fi thriller film. It is based on the screenplay he and Joseph Raso wrote. Entertainment One and Paul Schiff Productions handled production.
Awake, at the time this article was written, is the scheduled 61st Netflix Original Movie to arrive on Netflix in 2021.
Awake will debut on Netflix Wednesday June 9, 2021. Subscribers around the world will have access to Awake.
All electronic devices are destroyed and people lose their ability to fall asleep, causing a world-wide catastrophe that quickly causes chaos. Jill, an ex-soldier, may have the cure to the world’s problem thanks to her daughter Matilda, but delivering her to the right people and saving the world is balanced on a thread as Jill slowly begins to lose her mind from the lack of sleep.
Although the cast of Awake has been confirmed, some characters are still to be named.
|Role||Cast Member||Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?|
|Matilda||Ariana Greenblatt||Love and Monsters | The One and Only Ivan | Avengers: Infinity War|
|TBA||Jennifer Jason Leigh||The Hateful Eight | Dolores Claiborne | Single White Female|
|TBA||Shamier Anderson||Stowaway | Son of the South | Wynonna Earp|
|TBA||Barry Pepper||Saving Private Ryan | The Green Mile | True Grit|
|Jill||Gina Rodriguez||Deepwater Horizon | Annihilation | Jane the Virgin|
|TBA||Frances Fisher||Titanic | Unforgiven | Holidate|
|TBA||Finn Jones||Iron Fist | Game of Thrones | The Defenders|
|TBA||Gil Bellows||Patriot | The Shawshank Redemption | Love and a .45|
|Clarence||Sebastion Piggot||Slasher | Kodachrome | Wynonna Earp|
|TBA||Sergio Di Zio||Flashpoint | The Lookout | The Queen’s Gambit|
After starring in Love and Monsters, Ariana Greenblatt is a young actress that subscribers will recognize. Greenblatt might also be well-known to MCU enthusiasts, as she starred as the young Gamora in Infinity War.
The running time of Awake is 96 minutes.
The production began in Toronto on August 19, 2019 and continued for many months. It’s unclear if the global pandemic impacted the post-production of the movie, but it definitely impacted any 2020 release.
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