• Thomas Bonifield

The Kendrick Brothers Move up Release of "Courageous Legacy"

The 10th anniversary updated version of the movie will now hit theaters in September.

A digital poster for the Kendrick Brothers' "Courageous Legacy." Image: Affirm Films

Fans of the Kendrick Brothers' films will be glad to know they'll get to see Courageous Legacy three weeks earlier. The movie from Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick will now release in theaters on September 24th instead of on October 15th as originally planned.


There's no word on what prompted the shift in dates, but this allows the Georgia duo and their studio partners at Affirm Films to get a jump on a highly anticipated faith-based documentary from the brother team of Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin - The Jesus Music - which comes out on October 1st. It also means the Kendricks will now have two movies out in September because they've got a documentary of their own - Show Me the Father - releasing on the 10th of the month, as we reported here.


Courageous Legacy is a remastered version of the 2011 film, Courageous. It retains the original's strong emphasis on the importance of family, especially Christian fatherhood, and will also feature new scenes. Alex Kendrick, who directed and plays the lead role, thinks fans will really enjoy this iteration of the movie.

"We've added a new ending. The new ending is going to have some twists that people are going to love and cheer for when they see it. At the same time, you get to see these families 10 years later."

Again, Courageous Legacy will now release in theaters nationwide on September 24th not October 15th as was first planned. Until then, the Kendricks have put out a "heart-of-the-movie" trailer and, at four minutes and 52 seconds long, it gives a lot more background on what to expect.