A family-friendly faith-based musical based on a wayward teenager’s first experience at a church camp will debut in theaters nationwide in 2020.
The production of “A Week Away” focuses on “troubled teenager Will Hawkins whose recent run-in with the law puts him at an important crossroads: go to juvenile hall or attend a Christian summer camp. At first, a fish-out-of-water, Will eventually opens his heart and discovers a love and sense of belonging in the last place he expected to find it,” the film’s synopsis reads.
Produced by Alan Powell, Steve Barnett and Gabriel Vasquez, the faith-based musical is scheduled to hit theaters in 2020.
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Big day on set yesterday. Filmed two musical numbers with a bunch of background, a bunch of dancers and all of our lead cast. Thank you @melenadance for your choreography…you were unbelievable. Catch you on the next one. And thank you to all the dancers who brought these musical numbers to life in such a magical way! #almostdone
Actors in the production include: Sherri Shepherd (“The View,” “Brian Banks”); Bailee Madison (“The Good Witch,” “Bridge to Terabithia”); Kevin Quinn (Disney’s “Bunk’d,” “Adventures in Babysitting”); and David Koechner (“Anchorman,” “The Goldbergs”).
The movie will have a message of “acceptance and forgiveness” and is “blended with compassion and humor,” the filmmakers said in comments to The Christian Post. The inspiring message will be told along with choreography and reimagined recordings of popular Christian songs by artists such as Amy Grant, for King and Country, Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman. The music is composed by award-winning producer Adam Watts (“High School Musical 3”).
“The exceptional acting combined with energetic musical and dance numbers are beyond what we imagined,” Vasquez said in a statement shared with CP. “The story is for the entire family and will visibly move audiences through tears and laughter, and we are excited to bring this to theaters in 2020.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law