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Christina Ricci Set to Star in New Action-Thriller ‘Can’t Stop the Dawn’

NOTE: This article is 3 months old and may not include the most recent information.

Excitement is building in the entertainment world following the announcement that Christina Ricci will star alongside Tom Hopper and David Dastmalchian in the upcoming independent film “Can’t Stop the Dawn.” Described as an action-thriller, the movie will feature Ricci as a terminally ill single mother who gets unexpectedly caught up in a dangerous situation. She is recruited by Hopper’s mysterious character to assassinate a human trafficking ringleader played by Dastmalchian in exchange for her son’s future.

Known for her versatility and ability to bring emotional depth to complex roles, Ricci has had a remarkably evolving, decades-spanning career in the film industry. She earned award recognition for projects like “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles” and also has an upcoming role starring opposite acclaimed actor Christopher Walken. Her decision to take on the lead role in “Can’t Stop the Dawn” continues Ricci’s track record of selecting impactful parts that challenge both her and audiences.

The film is described by director Marianna Palka as having an “intersectionally feminist” vision crafted through a “female gaze” lens. This perspective is still rare in action movies, which tend to be male-dominated in narrative and direction. Production on the New Orleans-set project begins this fall, with a strong team including producer Tony Armer and executive producer Santosh Govindaraju. Distributor AMBI is introducing the film to buyers at Cannes.

Given the storyline about a terminally ill mother fighting a human trafficking operation for the sake of her son’s future, “Can’t Stop the Dawn” is poised to deliver more emotional complexity than a standard action movie. With Ricci’s renowned ability to authentically convey complicated characters, the film carries potential to impact and challenge audiences via its sensitive storytelling.

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