With the box office success of recent films like “Heaven Is for Real,” and TV ratings hits like “The Bible Series,” “Son of God,” and “AD,” it’s probably a very good time for filmmakers/content creators with so-called “faith-based” projects primed for the big or small screen. Hence, more and more similar releases should be expected – like this one, which Sony Pictures will release nationwide in theaters this Friday, August 28th (Sony also released the aforementioned “Heaven Is for Real”).
From the award-winning creators of “Fireproof” and “Courageous” comes “War Room,” a faith-based drama that explores the power that prayer can have on marriages, parenting, careers, friendships, and every other area of our lives.
Tony and Elizabeth Jordan have it all – great jobs, a beautiful daughter and their dream house. But appearances can be deceiving. Tony and Elizabeth Jordans’ world is actually crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage. While Tony basks in his professional success and flirts with temptation, Elizabeth resigns herself to increasing bitterness. But their lives take an unexpected turn when Elizabeth meets her newest client, Miss Clara, and is challenged to establish a “war room” and a battle plan of prayer for her family. As Elizabeth tries to fight for her family, Tony’s hidden struggles come to light. Tony must decide if he will make amends to his family and prove Miss Clara’s wisdom that victories don’t come by accident.
Sony Pictures Entertainment’s TriStar Pictures will release the film nationwide on a significant 1100 screens on August 28th.
The film features New York Times best-selling author and Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer in her film debut. The cast also includes director Alex Kendrick, T.C. Stallings, and comedian Michael Jr. Newcomers Karen Abercrombie as Miss Clara, and Alena Pitts as Danielle, as well as a cameo by renowned speaker Beth Moore in her first acting role, round out the cast.
“War Room is the ideal addition to our August slate, following in the footsteps of last year’s hit, ‘Heaven is For Real,’ which had a $12 million budget and grossed more than $100 million,” said Rory Bruer, President, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures. “We are pleased to be distributing the Kendrick Brothers’ next film, which will be the perfect programming for families seeking a wholesome and inspiring summer movie.”
“War Room” is directed by Alex Kendrick and produced by Stephen Kendrick and Gary Wheeler.
Written by Alex & Stephen Kendrick, “War Room” was filmed in and around Charlotte, N.C.
The film is rated PG.