From New York Francine Rivers said in a Tweet: “Exciting news! #RedeemingLoveMovie is releasing in South Africa this Friday (the same day it is releasing in the US). We shot the movie in this beautiful country. Many of the crew and some of the cast were South Afircans. We can’t wait for te rest of the world to see it, too!”.
Other South African actors that can also be seen in the film are Tanya van Graan and Stephen Jennings and in addition the film marks a second collaboration between producers Cindy Bond and Simon Swart. The two main charcters are played by Abigail Cowen and Tom Lewis and they are supported by a stellar cast, including Famke Janssen, Eric Dane, Logan Marshall0Green and Nina Dobrev, among others.
Since its publication in 1991, REDEEMING LOVE has sold over 3 million copies and has been translated into 30 languages. Retelling the biblical story of Hosea, it centres on the unlikely relationship of Sarah, who becomes known as Angel and Michael Hosea. Sold into prostitution as a child, the now 18-year-old is a beautiful and in-demand woman in a rough and tumble prospecting town in California. Michael, on the other hand, is a farmer and man of faith. Through their relationship, Angel discovers there is no brokenness that love can’t heal.
D.J. Caruso was the director and he wrote the script with Rivers.
REDEEMING LOVE shows what God’s perfect will is for our lives – untainted and unobstructed by what the outside world dictates.
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