Willie R. Tubbs, FISM News
The Kingdom Story Company, the Christian film studio behind such hits as “Jesus Revolution,” “I Can Only Imagine,” and “American Underdog,” has announced the release of its next film.
On Oct. 13, fans of the studio will have the chance to see a film titled “Ordinary Angels,” which like “Jesus Revolution” will be directed by the Erwin Brothers.
According to a post on the company’s Facebook page, the new movie, which will be released in conjunction with Lionsgate, “is the incredible true story of a struggling hairdresser who single-handedly rallies an entire community to help a widowed father save the life of his critically ill young daughter.” The post concludes, “We can’t wait to share more with you in the coming months.”
“Ordinary Angels,” will star Hillary Swank, a two-time Academy Award winner perhaps best known for her starring role in the critically-acclaimed Clint Eastwood film “Million Dollar Baby,” and Alan Ritchson, who has earned notoriety for his work on the television shows “Blue Mountain State” and “Titans.”
In a statement first published by the Christian Post, Swank said the movie was “a powerful reminder that angels reside everywhere among us.”
“And that faith, hope, grit, and positivity are all powerful fuel for miracles,” Swank added. “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.”
A Kingdom Story overview, which was also first published by the Christian Post, reveals that Swank will play Sharon, the hairdresser who sets out to help Ritchson’s character.
“With his youngest daughter waiting for a liver transplant, Sharon sets her mind to helping the family and will move mountains to do it,” the overview reads. “What unfolds is the inspiring tale of faith, everyday miracles, and ordinary angels.”
To say that “Ordinary People” will be working with elevated expectations might be an understatement.
“Jesus Revolution,” Kingdom Story’s most recent release, has grossed more than $45 million since its Feb. 24 release. Those are numbers almost unheard of in Christian-based movies and stands as the best start for a Lionsgate film since 2019.