Hits can be found in the most unexpected places, and if you haven’t heard of “The Saratov Approach,” you likely will soon. Yes, it’s a Latter Day Saints-themed thriller, but you likely wouldn’t guess that from this exclusive new trailer.
Based on a true story, the film from writer/director Garrett Batty tells the tale of Travis Tuttle and Andrew Propst (Corbin Allred and Maclain Nelson), missionaries who were kidnapped on March 18, 1998, during an assignment in Saratov, Russia. And it’s just the first in a chain of events that will change the lives of everyone involved. And currently, the film is a hit in Utah, where on just 33 theaters it crossed $1 million in about four weeks after opening this past fall. And that has prompted a national expansion that will kick off soon.
You can start looking for “The Saratov Approach” at a theater near you starting on January 10th when the film hits ten more markets. Check out the new trailer below.