May 5, 2023

When it came to putting the life of Olympic gold medalist and Heavyweight champion on screen in “Big George Foreman,” George Tillman, Jr. (“Men of Honor,” “The Hate U Give”) leaned on his experience watching the famous boxer growing up. Although he admits to rooting for Muhammad Ali in the famous “Rumble in the Jungle,” Tillman remembers seeing Foreman coming back on the scene later as a “completely different looking guy.” “He had a different spirit and a different soul,”... Read more

May 4, 2023

In 2011, renowned father-son filmmakers and actors Emilio Estevez and Martin Sheen united for an epic spiritual journey, “The Way.” Centering on a grieving father’s quest to discover the heart of his son on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, the film gained a legion of fans deeply moved by themes of faith and family. On May 16, a re-release of the film will hit 1,000 theaters as part of a Fathom Events presentation, giving audiences another chance to experience the... Read more

May 2, 2023

On May 9, 11, and 13, Fathom Events will release the new Chonda Pierce comedy, “Roll With It,” directed by Chris Dowling based on an idea Pierce and her late husband David worked on years ago. Pierce, the “Queen of Clean Comedy” and the most celebrated comedian in RIAA history, has appeared in many films before, including “All Saints,” “Selfie Dad” and “Christmas Land.” However, this karaoke-inspired story of a widow fighting to stay afloat financially is her first lead... Read more

May 1, 2023

Lionsgate has released the first trailer for its upcoming inspirational drama “Ordinary Angels” starring Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank, Alan Richtson, Nancy Travis, and Tamala Jones. The film, directed by Jon Gun (“The Case for Christ,” “Like Dandelion Dust”) is the next project from Kingdom Story Studios, the team behind “Jesus Revolution,” “I Can Only Imagine” and “American Underdog.” Kevin Downes, who produced the film along with Jon Berg, Roy Lee, Dave Matthews, Johnathan Dorfman, Sarah Johnson, David Beal, Jon... Read more

May 1, 2023

Sony’s AFFIRM Films has released the first look at its upcoming Nativity-themed musical “Journey to Bethlehem,” which will release to theaters in November 2023. Promising a look at the birth of Jesus Christ “like you’ve never seen,” the film stars Fiona Palomo (“Outer Banks”) and Milo Manheim (Disney’s “ZOMBIES “) as Mary and Joseph along with Academy Award nominee Antonio Banderas (“Puss In Boots”), Joel Smallbone (for KING & COUNTRY), Moriah, Lecrae, and more. The preview, which released today, shows... Read more

May 1, 2023

On Friday, Lionsgate released “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret,” bringing the classic Judy Blume young adult novel to the big screen for the first time. Directed by Kelly Fremon Craig (“The Edge of Seventeen”), the film centers on 11-year-old Margaret (Abby Ryder Fortson) adjusting to life in a new town with guidance from her mother Barbara (Rachel McAdams) and grandmother, Syliva (Kathy Bates). Having grown up inspired by the novel, Fremon Craig decided to seek out Blume’s permission... Read more

April 24, 2023

On April 28, audiences will see the inspiring true story of Olympic Gold medalist, World Heavyweight Champion, television personality and businessman George Foreman with the premiere of “Big George Foreman” from Sony/AFFIRM films. The movie, which traces the legendary boxer’s life from his childhood to a near-death experience that brought him to faith in Jesus Christ, stars Khris Davis as Foreman as well as Jasmine Mathews, Sullivan Jones, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., John Magaro, with Sonja Sohn and Forest Whitaker. Foreman’s... Read more

April 13, 2023

Stephen Yeun, who first gained notoriety with his portrayal of fan-favorite Glenn on nine seasons of the AMC series “The Walking Dead,” appeared on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” and spoke about his background growing up in church. Discussing his newest series, “Beef,” where his character has a similar background, he briefly talked about his experience in church and, when prompted, quoted his favorite Scripture. Like his character Danny, Yeun recounted his time playing guitar in a church praise... Read more

April 12, 2023

As Lionsgate’s faith-based blockbuster “Jesus Revolution” nears the end of its impressive $51M+ box office and transitions to a home video debut, Producer Kevin Downes is crediting prayer, word of mouth, and God’s timing for its success. The film, starring Kelsey Grammer, Joel Courtney, Anna Grace Barlow, and Jonathan Roumie, opened in February and quickly impressed audiences and critics alike with its engaging story of the early Jesus Movement and strong showing in theaters. “There was a lot of prayer,... Read more

April 10, 2023

In the new movie musical “Praise This,” now streaming on Peacock, Chloe Bailey stars as Sam, a troubled teen who moves in with her joyful cousin Jess (Anjelika Washington), a member of a competitive gospel youth choir praise team. Originally standoffish and aloof, Sam begins to warm up to the idea of joining the praise team, even though she struggles with her faith. The film, featuring an impressive contemporary hip hop gospel soundtrack, is set in the church world but... Read more

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