A new Netflix original film, Awake, has been recently released. This film is in the sci-fi horror-thriller genre. The film is currently in the number two position on the Netflix top 10 list.
In the film, a global event wipes out all technology as well as people’s ability to sleep. This creates chaos as people can’t sleep but still feel the effects of bodies without rest. One person, Jill Adams (Gina Rodriguez), discovers her daughter is the only one who has retained the ability to sleep.
The film mirrors current events of the world where a global catastrophe brings out the worst in most people. This creates a difficult position for Jill as her main goal is to keep her and her children alive. They attempt to travel to Jill’s, a veteran, military base with the hopes that her daughter could be the cure to the insomnia that has affected everyone else.
Gina Rodriguez stars as the main character Jill. She is ex-military and a current security guard who is a former addict and thief. Rodriguez is best known for her role in Jane the Virgin.
Ariana Greenblatt plays Matilda, Jill’s daughter, and at only 14 yrs old, the actor has been named “One to Watch” by The Hollywood Reporter.
Finn Jones stars as Brian in Awake but is probably best known for his role as Ser Loras Tyrell in HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Frances Fisher plays Jill’s mother, Doris. She is known for many roles throughout her career, including Ruth Dewitt Bukater in Titanic.
Jennifer Jason Leigh plays a psychiatrist, Dr. Murphy, who works with Jill. Leigh had her breakthrough role as Stacy in Fast Times at Ridgemont High in the ’80s.
Barry Pepper plays Pastor the Preacher who’s congregation wants to sacrifice Matilda. He is well known for his role in Saving Private Ryan.
Shamier Anderson plays Dodge, an escaped prisoner who initially steals Jill’s car but redeems himself. Anderson played U.S. Deputy Marshal Xavier Dolls on the TV series Wynonna Earp.
Be sure to check out Awake on Netflix.
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