"God Bless the Broken Road" Opens in Theaters This Week
Director Harold Cronk, of God's Not Dead fame, hits an audience trifecta in his latest faith-based film, which features the military, stock car racing and country music.
Based on the Rascal Flats song Bless the Open Road, the movie tells the story of a young wife and mother whose husband dies in combat in Afghanistan. The lead character, Amber, played by Lindsay Pulsipher, is thus forced to raise their daughter alone. The loss of her husband and the hardship that follows shake her Christian faith.
Cronk, in an interview with conservative website Townhall, says the story also reflects the reality huge numbers of American military families face daily.
"Many of those families that are struggling right now with loss and grave injury and they need our support."
In a tangible sign of his commitment to help, Cronk will donate five percent of movie's profits to Great American Veterans, a military charity that works with former troops.
Hollywood regulars Kim Delaney and Robin Givens join the cast and the film features NFL Hall of Famer, and committed believer, LaDainian Tomlinson in his debut role. The former running back, who plays a pastor in the movie, felt drawn to the project because of its commitment to help veterans.
Additionally, Tomlinson said in an interview with Sporting News that he had long considered the possibility of trying his hand at acting.
"I never truly thought it would happen. When this came about, I was so excited about it."
God Bless the Broken Road opens nationwide Friday, September 7th. In the meantime, you can check out the trailer via this link.