DeVon Franklin and Israel Houghton to Produce Film Based on Cory Asbury’s Popular Worship Song “Reckless Love”


Paramount Pictures has acquired Reckless Love feature from a pitch by To All The Boys: PS I Still Love You scribe J. Mills Goodloe. Super-producer DeVon Franklin is attached to produce via his Franklin Entertainment label, which has a first-look deal at Paramount.

The film is based on the c behind critically acclaimed Christian worship song of the same title by Cory Asbury, one of the top Christian singer-songwriters. Goodloe will pen the screenplay, which will follow the love story between Cory and his wife Anna, who live in Kalamazoo, Michigan and have four children.

Released in 2018, the song spent 68 weeks on the Hot Christian Songs chart, 18 weeks at number one and 55 weeks in the top 10. The single, which has over 300 million total streams and more than 125 million views on YouTube, was also nominated for a 2019 Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song.

Israel Houghton will serve as executive producer with Ashley Brucks and Alex Rosario overseeing the project on behalf of the studio and Katarina Hicks overseeing for Franklin Entertainment.

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SOURCE: Deadline, Amanda N’Duka

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