Netflix has released the first trailer and poster for its new faith-based family musical, “A Week Away,” premiering on the streaming service on March 26. The film stars Kevin Quinn, Bailee Madison, Jahbril Cook, Kat Conner Sterling, Iain Tucker with David Koechner, and Sherri Shepherd. The film was directed by Roman White based on a screenplay by Alan Powell & Kali Bailey.
The trailer, which released today with the poster, shows a glimpse of the action as Will Hawkins (Quinn) sets foot into a church camp for the first time and meets a new crush (Madison). It’s not an ordinary camp, however, as the counselors and campers burst out into songs and choreographed dance moves. Think “Camp Rock” meets “I Can Only Imagine” with a soundtrack of reworked contemporary Christian music by for KING & COUNTRY, Amy Grant, and Michael W. Smith. Using Quinn from Disney’s “Bunk’d” and Madison from “Bridge to Terabithia” and “Wizards of Waverly Place” will appeal to the younger set, but the preview also shows acting veterans Koechner (“The Office,” “Anchorman”) and Shepherd (“The View,” “Sherri”) mixing it up as camp leaders. Where do I sign up for this camp?
The official synopsis follows:
Troubled teen Will Hawkins (Kevin Quinn) has a run-in with the law that puts him at an important crossroad: go to juvenile detention or attend a Christian summer camp. At first a fish-out-of-water, Will opens his heart, discovers love with a camp regular (Bailee Madison), and sense of belonging in the last place he expected to find it.
“A Week Away” releases March 26 on Netflix. For more information, click here. Watch the first trailer below:
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