NBA superstar Stephen Curry has signed on as an executive producer for a new faith-based film called Breakthrough.
The film is based on a book called The Impossible by Joyce Smith which tells the inspiringly true story of how Smith’s son, John, fell through the ice, drowned, and was declared legally dead, only to be revived an hour later through the power of prayer.
According to CBS Sports, Breakthrough will be Curry's first project since he launched Unanimous Media, his film and TV company under Sony Pictures Entertainment, earlier this year.
Curry co-founded Unanimous Media with Jeron Smith and Erick Peyton.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Curry jumped at the chance to work on Breakthrough because of its strong messages of faith and family.
"John's story is nothing short of incredible," Curry told THR. "It's a story about the power of prayer and perseverance and one I immediately connected to. After reading the script, I knew I wanted to be a part of bringing it to life onscreen."
According to THR, executive producer DeVon Franklin pitched the movie to the Golden State Warrior during a general movie meeting and 24 hours later Curry was sold.
"When we first set out in the entertainment business, we had a simple objective: we wanted to tell stories that would move people," Peyton told THR in a statement. "It's been paramount that we work on projects that are meaningful and resonant, and Breakthroughperfectly embodies what Unanimous and Stephen stand for."
Breakthrough is set for release on April 12, 2019.
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