The Kendrick Brothers Team up with Kirk Cameron for a New Movie
The brother duo reunites with the actor who starred in "Fireproof," their first big hit.
The Kendrick Brothers, the top filmmakers in the faith-based genre, launched production this week of their seventh feature film. We will say right up front that there are not many details out about this movie: what it's called, what it's about, where it's being shot, when it will release, et cetera. Christian Film Blog has been able to glean some information, however, from social media and our own past reporting and that is what follows below.
That Christian actor Kirk Cameron is in the movie is certain because Alex Kendrick posted it on Instagram three days ago, saying he and his brother, Stephen Kendrick, are "excited to be working with Kirk Cameron again on this new feature!" In 2008, Cameron starred opposite Erin Bethea in the Kendrick Brothers' breakout hit Fireproof, and the actor had announced in 2019 that he was planning to do a new film with the brothers, so this apparently is it.
While nothing definitive has been said about the plot of this movie, Christian Film Blog suspects it is a pro-life story that the Kendricks had previously mentioned they would make and which we reported on here last spring. If that's the case, it's a true story about an adopted teen who meets his birth mother, a woman who planned to abort him but decided at the last minute not to go through with the procedure.
Aside from Cameron, it would seem from social media that Alex Kendrick will also play an on-screen role, which he usually does in the movies he directs and Stephen produces. That's because he posted some pictures of himself filming a chase scene on ATVs this week.
Clips of the action are quite dynamic and it looks like Alex has done a fair amount of riding before because he seems quite comfortable moving through the woods at high speed. Nevertheless, during filming he ended up colliding with the camera, which was mounted on a pickup truck that was driving in front of him during the scene, as you can see for yourself in this clip on Instagram. We are happy to report that Alex wasn't seriously injured, saying in the post, he's "good to go," and thanking the "on set" nurse for rendering assistance.
Christian Film Blog will continue to follow the production and bring you developments as we get them. In the meantime, let's all keep the team in our prayers: this one looks like it has some dicey stunts in it!