Principal photography has wrapped for the movie adaptation of Francine Rivers‘ classic historical romance Redeeming Love (Multnomah), a powerful retelling of the biblical book of Hosea. Planned to hit multiplexes spring 2021, the film is directed by D.J. Caruso and stars Abigail Cowen, Tom Lewis, Logan Marshall Green, Famke Janseen, Nina Dobrev, and Eric Dane.
The original novel Redeeming Love is a perennial best-seller. The book has remained on multiple fiction best-seller lists for more than 15 years, sold more than three million copies, and has been published in more than 30 languages.
Francine co-wrote the screenplay with Caruso.
“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,” she says. “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.”
When director Caruso’s wife introduced him to the novel, he immediately felt the vision to adapt it into a film:
“While many are victims of horrible circumstances that will haunt them forever, some characters are able to overcome the pain, the sorrow and the brutality to discover how remarkable they truly are,” states Caruso. “Angel’s journey reminds us that healing happens through love and acceptance, never through judgment or force.”
Redeeming Love is a timeless love story that takes place against the romantic backdrop of the California Gold Rush of 1850. The story centers on Angel, who was sold into prostitution as a child. She has survived through hatred and self-loathing, until she meets Michael Hosea 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.
The film is produced by Nthibah Pictures, Pure Flix Entertainment, and Mission Pictures International.
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.”
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