The success of faith-based films in the last several years has led to a resurgence of Christian movies being made in Hollywood. This fall, a number of motion pictures will be hitting theaters once again, this time telling the true stories of military families, war heroes, missionaries, and a world renowned evangelist.
The film “I Can Only Imagine” brought in $17.1 million domestically during its opening weekend, and over $83 million in total, superseding expectations. “Paul, Apostle of Christ” also hit theaters in March and was among the top 10 films at the Box Office during its opening weekend.
The following five faith-based movies will be in theaters nationwide this fall.
“God Bless the Broken Road”
Directed by “God’s Not Dead” filmmaker Harold Cronk, “God Bless the Broken Road” will hit theaters on Sept. 7. The movie tells the story of a young mother who’s struggling to keep her faith in God as she raises her daughter alone as a single parent after her husband is killed in Afghanistan.
The film stars Lindsay Pulsipher (“True Blood), Andrew W. Walker (“Date With Love”), Jordin Sparks (“Sparkle”), LaDainian “LT” Tomlinson (NFL Football Hall of Famer, NFL network analyst), Makenzie Moss (“Steve Jobs”), Kim Delaney (“Army Wives”), and Robin Givens (“Riverdale”).
“God Bless the Broken Road” was produced by Andy Fraser, Dustin Solomon, Edgar Struble, Stephen Afendoulis and Gary Lewis. For more information, click here.
“Unbroken: Path to Redemption”
“Unbroken: Path to Redemption” is based on the second half of Olympic gold medalist Louis Zamperini’s life when he returns home after being held captive as a prisoner of war during World War II.
The true story picks up where Angelina Jolie’s 2014 epic “Unbroken” movie ended and is also based on Laura Hillenbrand’s best-selling book, Unbroken.
The movie also details the encounter Zamperini had with the late Billy Graham that forever changed his life.
The film will be in theaters nationwide on Sept. 14.
Bringing this redemption story to life on the silver screen is actor Samuel Hunt (“Chicago P.D.”) as Zamperini; Merritt Patterson (“The Royals”) as his wife, Cynthia; David Sakurai (“Iron Fist”) as Zamperini’s prison guard Watanabe/”The Bird;” and Will Graham as the late Billy Graham.
“Unbroken: Path to Redemption” was directed by Harold Cronk of “God’s Not Dead,” and produced by The WTA Group in partnership with Universal 1440 Entertainment.
For more information on the upcoming Pure Flix movie, “Unbroken: Path to Redemption,” click here.
“Indivisible” is based on the life of Army chaplain Darren Turner, a decorated Iraqi war veteran, who faces an unexpected emotional struggle that threatens his marriage and his family’s future.
The movie will premiere in theaters nationwide on Oct. 26.
“Indivisible” features three “Grey’s Anatomy” actors in the leading roles, Sarah Drew who plays chaplain Turner’s wife, Heather Turner, Justin Bruening as the chaplain, and Jason George as a soldier who is having serious marriage trouble, as seen in the trailer. In addition to starring in the faith-based movie, Drew, who is an outspoken Christian and now one of the main characters on the hit TV-series, also serves as executive producer of the film.
According to the synopsis, “Darren and Heather Turner are ready to follow their calling: serving God, family and country. But when war etches deep battle scars, the Turners’ once-solid marriage lies in peril. Shaken and forever changed by what they’ve experienced, the couple now faces their toughest battle: the fight to save their marriage.”
“Indivisible” was produced by Reserve Entertainment, Provident Films, The WTA Group, Graceworks Pictures and Calvary Pictures, made by the studio that brought “Fireproof” and “War Room.” For more information, click here.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law