New Life, starring Fireproof’s Erin Bethea, opens in limited release today in markets such as Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Phoenix and Dallas. The romantic film centers a couple’s journey through the highs and lows of life.
“New Life follows Ben and Ava, who meet as children, marry as young adults and together face what life brings,” Bethea said. “Audiences respond to seeing young love become something lasting and strong. We wanted to inspire audiences with love’s power, in any circumstance, to give strength and hope.”
The film also stars Jonathan Patrick Moore (The L.A. Complex, The Mistle-Tones) and veteran stars such as Terry O’Quinn (Hawaii Five-O, Lost), Bill Cobbs (Night at the Museum, That Thing You Do), and James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Smallville). Drew Waters (Friday Night Lights) makes his feature film directing debut, for which he recently won Best Director at the Love International Film Festival in Los Angeles.
“I was drawn in from the first scene,” said Jim Stovall, New York Times bestselling author of The Ultimate Gift. “I found myself impacted on every possible emotional level.”“New Life is more than a film,” Water said. “It was made to inspire others to celebrate the beautiful moments in their own lives and create those moments for others. More than anything, New Life is a chance to rekindle hope, wherever all of life takes you.”
In partnership with MudLOVE, New Life will help bring clean water to the Central African Republic. Every New Life bracelet sold covers the cost of a week of life-giving clean water for a person needing it. Each bracelet sold also adds to an adoption grant through Steven Curtis Chapman’s Show Hope foundation.
For a list of theaters premiering the film this weekend, click here.