Following the success of faith-based projects War Room, Courageous and Fireproof, the Kendrick Brothers are putting final touches on the highly-anticipated newest project, Overcomer, releasing Aug. 23. AFFIRM Films and Provident Films released the first look at the film this week. In the trailer, Alex Kendrick appears as the lead character, a coach, husband and father. The film also stars Priscilla Shirer (War Room, I Can Only Imagine), Shari Rigby (October Baby, Wildflower), Cameron Arnett (Meet the Browns, Stand Your Ground) and newcomer Aryn Wright-Thompson.
The official synopsis for the film follows:
Life changes overnight for basketball coach John Harrison and the high school where he and his wife teach when they learn the largest manufacturing plant in town is shutting down. Uncertainty swirls as hundreds of families depart, leaving John fearful for the future of his family and his team. Forced to coach a sport he doesn’t even like, John is inspired by an unexpected friendship, and an unlikely athlete pushing her limits on a journey toward discovery. With newfound resolve and the support of the community, Hannah and her coach challenge the impossible in the biggest race of her life.