The filmmakers behind the recent faith-based movie Jesus Revolution announced their next film, which will be based on a true story and will star two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank.
The movie, titled Ordinary Angels, tells the story of Sharon Stevens (Swank), a "fierce but struggling hairdresser in small-town Kentucky who discovers a renewed sense of purpose when she meets Ed Schmitt (Ritchson), a widower working hard to make ends meet for his two daughters."
"With his youngest daughter waiting for a liver transplant, Sharon sets her mind to helping the family and will move mountains to do it. What unfolds is the inspiring tale of faith, everyday miracles, and ordinary angels," an overview provided by Kingdom Story Company reads.
Swank, who won Oscars for her roles in "Boys Don't Cry" and "Million Dollar Baby," said that the story intrigued her "because it's such a powerful reminder that angels reside everywhere among us."
"And that faith, hope, grit and positivity are all powerful fuel for miracles," she said in a statement. "It's also a story about the power of organ donation — something incredibly near and dear to my heart. I couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of this story and message," she concluded.
According to The Christian Post, Ordinary Angels is directed by Jon Gunn and is set to release in theaters on October 13. The film is written by Meg Tilly and Kelly Fremon Craig and produced by Kingdom Story Company, the group that made faith-based hit films I Can Only Imagine and Woodlawn. Alan Ritchson of the show Reacher will star in the film alongside Swank.
The announcement of the upcoming project follows the success of Jesus Revolution, which was released in theaters on February 24 and grossed $45.5 million. The movie is based on the real-life events of the Jesus Revolution movement, a spiritual awakening amongst hippies in Southern California in the 1970s.
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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer and content creator. He is a contributing writer for Christian Headlines and the host of the For Your Soul Podcast, a podcast devoted to sound doctrine and biblical truth. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.