Imagine Being ‘Awake’ During Surgery

Lena Olin, Terrence Howard and Sam Robards are joining Hayden Christensen and Jessica Alba in the psychological thriller Awake, according to the Hollywood Reporter. GreeneStreet Films and the Weinstein Co. are co-financing writer Joby Harold’s directorial debut, in which Christensen plays a victim of “anesthetic awareness,” in which a patient remains awake but paralyzed during surgery. Production began Oct. 31 in New York. Olin and Robards play Christensen’s parents, and Alba plays his wife, who’s facing her own demons. Howard plays the heart surgeon who leads the operation.

Source: Hollywood Reporter