• Thomas Bonifield

The Erwin Brothers Land Movie Rights to Seal Team Six Book

The Christian filmmakers look to continue their successful run with a biopic called "Fearless."

Jon Erwin, Andrew Erwin and Kevin Downes (from left) show off a trophy won by their film "American Underdog" at the 2022 K-LOVE Fan Awards.
Jon Erwin, Andrew Erwin and Kevin Downes (left to right) show off a trophy won by their film "American Underdog" at the 2022 K-LOVE Fan Awards. Image: K-LOVE Fan Awards/Instagram.

Ever since they launched their Kingdom Story Company in partnership with Lionsgate studio in 2018, Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin have dominated the faith-based movie landscape. Together with their production partner Kevin Downes, they have turned out hits like I Still Believe, The Jesus Music and American Underdog, and produced yet-to-be-released features like The Unbreakable Boy, Jesus Revolution and Ordinary Angels.


A photo of the cover of "Fearless," the book the movie is based on.
A picture of Adam Brown on the cover of "Fearless," the book the movie is based on. Image: Waterbook Press/Christianbook.

The Christian genre has never before witnessed anything like that kind of output at this budget level ($10-$20-million range) from one production company in such a short time. The common thread in these pictures - aside from the Erwins, who have written, directed and/or produced them all - is that they are based on uplifting true stories about Believers.


Now comes word from The Hollywood Reporter that the Alabama brothers have obtained movie rights to Fearless, a 2013 bestselling book about Adam Brown of Seal Team Six; that's the unit best-known for killing terrorist Osama Bin Laden in 2011. Brown, who lost his life the previous year during a mission in Afghanistan, overcame drug addiction as a young man and became a Christian before going on to join the prestigious military outfit.


Andrew Erwin will direct the movie and says he and his partners are "tremendously honored" to be entrusted with bringing Brown's story to the big screen. Jason Hall, screenwriter of American Sniper, will pen the script, while Andrew Erwin and Kevin Downes will produce. No word yet on a production schedule or who's being considered for on-screen parts.