By Jonathan Howe and Aaron Earls
The first trailer for Overcomer, the 2019 release from Alex and Stephen Kendrick has been released.
“Overcomer is the next powerful film from Alex and Stephen Kendrick,” said Rich Peluso, Executive Vice President of AFFIRM Films, “storytellers who have impacted the lives and hearts of millions of people around the world, had their work translated into over 40 languages and counting, and generated over $150 million in worldwide box office so far.”
What is Overcomer about?
The film features Alex Kendrick as a high school coach John Harrison who must transition from basketball to cross country after the town’s largest employer goes out of business and families begin to leave the school.
John and his wife, Amy (Shari Rigby), question how they family will face an uncertain future.
Then they meet Hannah (Aryn Wright-Thomson), an aspiring athlete who’s pushing her limits on a journey toward discovery. Inspired by the words and prayers of a new-found friend, John becomes the least likely coach helping the least likely runner attempt the impossible in the biggest race of the year.
After starring in War Room, Priscilla Shirer returns to the big screen as the school’s principal.
The budget has not yet been announced, but Stephen Kendrick told the Ledger-Enquirer it was more than the $3 million budget for War Room, the brother’s most recent film.
The Kendricks hope that favor extends to the box office run of Overcomer because it has some large shoes to fill.
War Room is the seventh-highest grossing Christian film of all-time, according to Box Office Mojo. The 2015 Kendrick Brothers’ movie grossed almost $67.8 million in the U.S.
Earlier in 2018, the Kendrick brothers celebrated a decade and a half of ministry with the 15th anniversary of the theatrical premiere of Flywheel, their first feature film.