Teaser trailer for the filming of & # 39; Redeeming Love & # 39; launched
Photo by Abigail Cowen as "Angel" in the film Redeeming Love, 2020(Photo: COPYRIGHT 2020 REDEEMING LOVE HOLDING LLC All rights reserved)
Fans of the popular Christian novel Redeeming Love have had a glimpse of the new film version coming out next year.
The film is based on Francine Rivers' bestseller, which has sold over three million copies worldwide.
The film version is produced by Roma Downey, the creator of the TV show The Bible, and Abigail Cowen as the protagonist "Angel".
Christian film fans may remember Cowen from her supporting role as "Adrienne" in I Still Believe, the film released earlier this year about Christian singer Jeremy Camp and his late first wife Melissa.
The teaser trailer for Redeeming Love shows the cast and crew on the set near Cape Town, South Africa, and shares the testimony of a set member who says, "I am not a Christian and this book makes me believe."
Co-producer Cindy Bond, who was working on another successful Christian film, I Can Only Imagine, said the book "literally changed countless lives".
"And I think this film will change a lot more lives," she says.
The redemption of love is an allegory of the book Hosea. It tells the story of Angel, who is tragically sold into prostitution as a child in Gold Rush, California. She almost gave up life when she met Michael Hosea, who was determined to love her no matter how many times she rejected him.
Hosea is played by Tom Lewis, an English actor who appeared on the small screen last year in the BBC's LGBT drama Gentleman Jack.
The film is directed by DJ Caruso, who told the deadline website: "While many are victims of horrific circumstances that will haunt them forever, some characters can overcome the pain, sadness, and brutality to find out how remarkable they really are are .
"Angel's journey reminds us that healing takes place through love and acceptance, never through judgment or violence."