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Kendrick brothers working on new movie

A new Albany-based production company is working on its first movie

Kendrick Brothers Productions, formed earlier this year by Alex Kendrick, left, and Stephen Kendrick is working on a new film. (Albany Herald file photo)

Kendrick Brothers Productions, formed earlier this year by Alex Kendrick, left, and Stephen Kendrick is working on a new film. (Albany Herald file photo)

ALBANY — Online and email traffic from Kendrick Brothers Productions, an independent film studio formed earlier this year by Alex and Stephen Kendrick — the brothers who directed and produced “Flywheel,” “Facing the Giants,” “Fireproof” and “Courageous” — indicates there is another movie in the works.

A newsletter from the studio received by The Albany Herald says that a project is in the script-writing phase of a new film, and that it is also preparing for the casting process by creating forms on its website for actors and crew members to submit resumes for consideration.

The newsletter also says that while there are already specific actors in mind for some key roles, the casting process has not officially begun. A posting by Stephen Kendrick on the Kendrick Brothers website in October said that the plan was to complete the script this year, shoot and edit next year, and then promote and release the movie in 2015.

There were no details regarding the plot of the film. Attempts to reach a representative from Kendrick Brothers were unsuccessful.

In addition to Alex and Stephen Kendrick, the production company includes their elder brother, Shannon Kendrick.

Announcement of the formation of Kendrick Brothers Productions came in April — roughly a decade after the release of “Flywheel,” the first film under Sherwood Pictures, the movie-making arm of Sherwood Baptist Church.

With Sherwood Pictures, Alex and Stephen Kendrick helped boost the church into the spotlight with the production of four films. The most recent one, “Courageous” was released in 2011 and went on to gross $34.52 million after 17 weeks in theaters, data from Box Office Mojo shows.

Alex Kendrick also has two recent acting credits outside the Sherwood productions. He is listed as portraying the character Daniel in “The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone,” which had a limited U.S. release this past March. He is also listed as playing Pastor Ray in “Moms’ Night Out,” set for release sometime in 2014. That cast includes country music star Trace Adkins, Sean Astin of “Rudy” and Patricia Heaton, who co-starred in “Everybody Love Raymond” and currently is appearing in the sitcom “The Middle.”