Los Angeles, CA (October 22, 2020)
Redeeming Love, a big screen adaptation of Francine Rivers’ best-selling novel, has been announced as a theatrical release nationwide for spring 2021. Directed by D.J. Caruso, the film boasts an ensemble cast of Abigail Cowen, Tom Lewis, Logan Marshall Green, Famke Janssen, Nina Dobrev and Eric Dane.
Principal photography on the film was completed in March, where production transformed Cape Town, South Africa into California and Boston during the Gold Rush Era of the 1850’s.
The film is based on the novel Redeeming Love, which has remained on multiple fiction best-seller lists for over 15 years, sold over three million copies, and has been published in more than 30 languages.
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Francine Rivers, the New York Times best-selling author of over 30 books, whoco-wrote the screenplay with director D.J. Caruso shares her excitement to see the story come to the big screen. “This is a dream come true, not just for me, but for so many who have been asking when Redeeming Love would become a movie,” says Rivers. “I am delighted that we recently completed production with an amazing director and cast. I can’t wait to see it on the big screen early next year.”
Redeeming Love is produced by Cindy Bond, through her Mission Pictures International label; Simon Swart and Wayne Fitzjohn, through their Nthibah Pictures production banner; and Michael Scott, David A.R. White and Brittany Yost for Pure Flix Entertainment. The executive producers are Francine Rivers and Roma Downey through LightWorkers.
Redeeming Love is a powerful and contemporary retelling of the biblical book of Hosea. The timeless love story takes place against the romantic backdrop of the California Gold Rush of 1850. The story centers on Angel (Cowen), whowas sold into prostitution as a child. She has survived through hatred and self-loathing, until she meets Michael Hosea (Lewis) and discovers there is no brokenness that love can’t heal. The story reflects the redemptive power of unconditional and sacrificial love with characters and circumstances relevant to the contemporary world.
Producer Cindy Bond believes the film will deliver the transformational message that hope and love can overcome even the darkest of times. “Francine Rivers’ Redeeming Love is iconic. It is the most romantic and meaningful story I’ve ever read,” says Bond. “Powerfully brought to life by D.J.’s incredible creative vision and passion, this is a story that will move the hearts of all audiences for many years to come. We are honored to be producing this beautiful love letter of a film for such a time as this.”