• Thomas Bonifield

The Erwin Brothers Announce "Ordinary Angels"

The faith-based film depicts a true story and will star two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank.

Christian filmmakers Andrew Erwin (left) and Jon Erwin (right) seen here with actor Brett Varvel during production of "American Underdog" in 2021, will produce "Ordinary Angels," starring Hilary Swank and Alan Ritchson.
Christian filmmakers Andrew Erwin (left) and Jon Erwin (right) pose with actor Brett Varvel last year during production of "American Underdog." Image: Brett Varvel/Instagram.

Since launching their Kingdom Story Company in partnership with Hollywood studio Lionsgate in 2018, the brother duo of Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin has become the most dynamic force in the Christian movie genre, cranking out one picture after another. They are currently serving as producers on Jesus Revolution, filming this month in Alabama, and now comes word they'll pull the same duty on their next picture, Ordinary Angels.


Alan Ritchson will star in "Ordinary Angels" opposite Hilary Swank.
Alan Ritchson will star in "Ordinary Angels" opposite Hilary Swank. Image: Brian Higbee.

Due to launch production shortly, the movie will star Hilary Swank - who won Academy Awards for Million Dollar Baby and Boys Don't Cry - and Alan Ritchson, lead actor in the recently released streaming series Reacher. This film will be directed by Jon Gunn, a committed Christian who wrote the script together with Jon Erwin - among others - and is based on actual events. The story focuses on a Kentucky hairdresser (Swank) who helps a widowed father (Ritchson) save his sick child during a massive snowstorm.


The Erwins will be joined as producers by their Kingdom Story Company partner Kevin Downes, another Believer who has helped produce all of the outfit's films: I Still Believe (2020), The Jesus Music (2021), American Underdog (2021) and The Unbreakable Boy, also directed by Gunn and originally scheduled to release this month before being pushed back to an undetermined date. As with the rest of the movies under the Kingdom Story Company banner, Lionsgate will distribute Ordinary Angels.