Faith-based movies have enjoyed success among critics and at the box office in recent years. Here are five new films that Christians can look forward to in 2020.
“I Still Believe.” Award-winning Christian singer Jeremy Camp is gearing up for the release of a movie about his life that tells the inspiring story of love, loss and faith. The biopic feature film chronicles the story of Camp’s first marriage to Melissa Lynn Henning-Camp, who died of ovarian cancer in 2001, less than a year after they were wed.
Country singer Shania Twain plays the role of Camp’s mother opposite actor Gary Sinise, who portrays Camp’s father. Actress Britt Robertson portrays Camp’s late wife, Melissa. The role of Camp is performed by New Zealander KJ Apa, who’s best known for his role in the hit TV series “Riverdale”.
Named after Camp’s popular song of the same name, the movie is an Erwin Brothers production, the same producers behind the blockbuster hit “I Can Only Imagine.” Jon Erwin, Andrew Erwin and producing partner Kevin Downes are hoping to follow the commercial success of their first biopic made about the life of Christian musician Bart Millard, although they never initially intended to do another music film.
“I Am Patrick.” Actor John Rhys-Davies will make his return to faith-based entertainment as the lead in the upcoming movie about the life of Ireland’s patron saint, Patrick.
The inspiring docudrama, “I Am Patrick: The Patron Saint of Ireland,” will hit theaters on St. Patrick’s Day and aims to enlighten people on the little-known true story of St. Patrick. From CBN Documentaries and director Jarrod Anderson, the feature-length film features Rhys-Davies, known for his role in “The Lord of The Rings,” as the older Patrick. Sean T. O’Meallaigh (“Vikings”) and Robert McCormack also portray Patrick at different phases of his life.
“I Am Patrick” will be in theaters for two days only, March 17-18, by Fathom Events.
“Heavenquest.” This film is based on the 1678 novel “The Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan.
“Heavenquest” brought together an international cast of well-known actors. The cast includes one of South Korea’s most successful stars, In-Pyo Cha, as well as Karyme Lozano and Fernanda Romero from Mexico, Peta Sergeant from Australia, Ricky Kim from South Korea and well-known American Christian actor Alan Powell as one of the leads in the film.
“Don’t Say My Name.” This movie is based on the true story of a human trafficking survivor who escaped her captors.
Cameron Arnett, one of the stars of the hit faith-based film “Overcomer,” plays a Homeland Security investigator in “Don’t Say My Name” and is hoping to spread the word on the facts behind this form of slavery.
“Join us and let’s make sure the names of our loved ones never have to be said,” he told The Christian Post. “Tackling an epidemic is never easy, but it’s always worthwhile.”
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–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice