Last month, it was revealed by trades such as Deadline that Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin, Annihilation) would be leading a new Netflix film titled Awake that would be directed by Mark Raso (Kodachrome).

Rodriguez plays an ex-soldier named Jill with a troubled past who holds the key to a cure after a sudden global event wipes out all electronics and takes away humankind’s ability to sleep. Chaos quickly begins to consume the world and Jill may hold the key in the form on her own daughter. The question is, can Jill safely deliver her daughter and save the world before she herself loses her mind?

HN Entertainment has learned that Awake will begin filming on August 6th in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is expected to complete filming on September 27th.

We can confirm the film’s crew will include production designer Andrew M. Stern (The Handmaid’s Tale) and cinematographer Alan Poon (Kodachrome).

Gina Rodriguez has been trying to branch out with more action/genre focused material recently with films such as Alex Garland’s Annihilation and Sony’s remake of Miss Bala, I’m curious if we’ll see action from Gina in Awake as well.

A release date for Awake has yet to announced by Netflix.


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