Movie: Ben Davies from 'Courageous' Stars in Teen Drama
New Hope follows a young man's fight to turn the other cheek, rise above his tormentor, and forgive a hurting soul. Forced to move to the small town of New Hope in the middle of his senior year, Michael Evans is thrust onto the basketball team just before the playoffs and struggles to fit in, particularly with star player Lucas Green (Davies). Compounding the situation, Michael begins dating Jasmine Stone, the former girlfriend of Lucas' brother Chase, whose suicide shook the entire town to its core.
Capturing the life of the modern teenager, New Hope is a powerful story that openly deals with peer pressure, alcohol, sex, relationships, and acceptance.
"New Hope sparks dialog desperately needed by all who care about teens and families," observed Edwin L. Carpenter in his review for the Dove Foundation, which awarded the film its Family-Approved Seal for ages 12 and up. "This drama deals with high school pressure in a gritty, realistic way but reveals that there is always hope when we allow God to be involved in our lives."
Directed by Rodney Ray (Flag of My Father, Desires of the Heart) and co-starring Samuel Davis, Perry Frost, and Dodie Brown.
Related: Watch the movie trailer here!