ALBANY — Kendrick Brothers has announced the name and release date of its latest film.
“War Room,” the fifth film from Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick, the creative force behind the Sherwood Pictures films “Fireproof,” “Courageous,” “Facing the Giants” and “Flywheel,” will debut in theaters nationwide on Aug. 28, officials announced Monday.
Sony Pictures Entertainment’s TriStar Pictures, distributor of “Soul Surfer,” “Courageous” and “Heaven is For Real,” will release the film, which is rated PG. It is meant to explore the transformational role prayer plays in the lives of a middle-class family.
“We made this film to inspire, challenge and motivate viewers to fight the right kind of battles and to fight them the best way possible,” said Alex Kendrick, director and co-writer.
“War Room” follows Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a middle-class couple who appear to have it all — good jobs, a daughter and their dream home. In reality, the Jordan marriage has become a war zone and their daughter is collateral damage. With the help of Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman, Elizabeth discovers she can start fighting for her family instead of against them.
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 from “Courageous”, and comedian Michael Jr. It introduces film newcomers Karen Abercrombie as Miss Clara and Alena Pitts as Danielle Jordan, and features a cameo by renowned speaker Beth Moore in her first acting role.
“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 of 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 both Kendrick brothers, the movie was filmed in and around Charlotte, N.C. Pre-production began in 2013, and principal photography wrapped in July of last year.
The film is the brothers’ first project independent from Sherwood Pictures, the movie-making arm of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, where they serve as associate pastors.
AFFIRM Films and Provident Films partnered with the Kendricks on the film.