Popular faith-based novel Redeeming Love, written by Francine Rivers, will be turned into a movie and it will hit the big screens in the spring of 2021. The novel is a retelling of the Biblical book of Hosea, but set in the American Old West. Redeeming Love, has remained on multiple fiction bestseller lists for over 15 years, sold over 3 million copies, and has been published in more than 30 languages.
The film will be produced by Roma Downey ('The Bible") and Cindy Bond ("I Can Only Imagine"). It will be directed by D.J. Caruso (Disturbia, Eagle Eye). Logan Marshall-Green (Upgrade), Abigail Cowen (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Nina Dobrev (Vampire Diaries), Famke Janssen (X-Men, Taken), Tom Lewis (Gentleman Jack), and Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy, The Last Ship) are leading the cast. Get a breakdown of the plot below.
"The story centers on Angel (Abigail Cowen of "I Still Believe") who was sold into prostitution as a child. She has survived through hatred and self-loathing, until she meets Michael Hosea (Tom Lewis of "Gentlemen Jack") and discovers there is no brokenness that love can't heal. The story reflects the redemptive power of unconditional and sacrificial love with characters and circumstances relevant to the contemporary world," the film synopsis reads.
"So with all the bad news in our world I am delighted to share some really, really good news! Redeeming Love the movie is coming next year! So excited to have been a little part of this you are gonna LOVE the movie, it's an exciting retelling of the beautiful and powerful book by Francine Rivers directed by DJ Caruso." Downey shared her excitement on Instagram.
"While many are victims of horrible circumstances that will haunt them forever, some characters are able to overcome the pain, the sorrow and the brutality to discover how remarkable they truly are," Caruso told Deadline. "Angel's journey reminds us that healing happens through love and acceptance, never through judgment or force."