A faith-based film shot in Winnipeg in 2022 has pushed back its release date.
Originally expected to hit theatres on October 13, Ordinary Angels will now not be released until early next year.
With the release of the Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert film opening in theatres nationwide on October 13, Lionsgate and Kingdom Story Company have “swiftly” decided to move the release date of Ordinary Angels.
Ordinary Angels, starring two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank and “Reacher” star Alan Ritchson, is based on a remarkable true story.
The film centres on Sharon Stevens (Hilary Swank), a fierce but struggling hairdresser in small-town Kentucky who discovers a renewed sense of purpose when she meets Ed Schmitt (Alan Ritchson), a widower working hard to make ends meet for his two daughters. With his youngest daughter waiting for a liver transplant, Sharon sets her mind to helping the family and will move mountains to do it. What unfolds is the inspiring tale of faith, everyday miracles, and ordinary angels.
“The story of Sharon Stevens and the Schmitt family is a powerful reminder that helping others is how we heal ourselves. I can’t think of a message I’d rather share with the world right now, and I’m honoured to be telling it with such a fearless and talented cast,” said Director Jon Gunn.
Ordinary Angels is the highest-tested film in Kindom Company history.
“I was drawn to this beautiful true story because it’s such a powerful reminder that angels reside everywhere among us. And that faith, hope, grit and positivity are all powerful fuel for miracles. It’s also a story about the power of organ donation – something incredibly near and dear to my heart. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of this story and message,” said Hilary Swank.
Ordinary Angels will hit theatres nationwide on February 23, 2024.