After teaming for the biggest indie hit of 2018, the filmmakers behind I Can Only Imagine will bring a follow-up to the big screen with Lionsgate titled I Still Believe.
Jon Erwin, Andrew Erwin and producing partner Kevin Downes are back for the faith-based film, which marks the brothers’ first project coming out of their first-look film and TV deal with Lionsgate.
I Still Believe will start shooting in the spring and will open on March 20, 2020, as a wide release. The Erwin Brothers will direct from a script by Jon Erwin and Jon Gunn.
The uplifting and inspiring true-life story of Christian music mega-star Jeremy Camp will be at the center of I Still Believe. Last yera’s I Can Only Imagine, however, focused on the story of MercyMe frontman Bart Millard, another Christian music superstar.
Kevin Downes and the Erwin Brothers will produce the film under their Kingdom banner.
Camp is a Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter who has sold more than 5 million albums and has toured some 36 countries. He’s received numerous accolades including four RIAA-certified Gold albums, two American Music Awards nominations, multiple ASCAP awards, 38 No. 1 songs, a Gold digital single (“There Will Be a Day”), a multi-Platinum DVD and was Billboard’s No. 2 Christian artist of the decade in 2010.
The new film underscores Lionsgate’s commitment to the faith-based genre, which also loosely includes Hacksaw Ridge and The Shack. I Can Only Imagine earned more than $80 million worldwide last year.
The Erwin Brothers and Downes are repped by WME and attorney Matthew Johnson at Ziffren, Brittenham. Camp is an artist on the Capital CMG label. He is handled by manager Matt Balm at Flatout Entertainment and was assisted in the deal by attorney Samuel Curphey.
This story was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.