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Story Behind Iconic Christian Song – “I Can Only Imagine” – Coming To Canadian Theatres This Easter


I Can Only Imagine movie posterWATERLOO, ON – January 11, 2018 — Global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) and Roadside Attractions have acquired rights to Jon and Andrew Erwin’s film I Can Only Imagine. The film brings to life the true story behind the song of ultimate hope, “I Can Only Imagine.” A transformed relationship with his troubled father inspired Bart Millard, the lead singer of the Christian band MercyMe, to write what is now the most-played radio single in Christian music history. The story beautifully illustrates that nobody is ever too far from God’s love — or too far from an eternal home in Heaven. The movie will be released across Canada on March 16th, 2018.

“This is an extraordinary movie about the power of faith, love, family, and music,” said Cohen and d’Arbeloff, co-founders of Roadside Attractions. “The Erwins bring world-class storytelling and production values to faith-based films…” This is the fourth feature for the Erwin Brothers whose previous films include “October Baby,” “Mom’s Night Out,” and “Woodlawn.”

I Can Only Imagine features an all-star cast of Golden-Globe® nominee Dennis Quaid (“The Day After Tomorrow,” “The Rookie,” “Soul Surfer”), Oscar®-winner Cloris Leachman (“The Iron Giant,” “The Last Picture Show,” “Young Frankenstein”), platinum-selling country music legend Trace Adkins, author and actress Priscilla Shirer (“War Room”), Madeline Carroll (“Mr. Poppers Penguins”) and Broadway’s J. Michael Finley (“Les Miserables”). For more information, visit https://faithfilms.ca/i-can-only-imagine-march-16-2018/.


Lionsgate logoThe first major new studio in decades, LIONSGATE is a global content platform whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. In addition to its filmed entertainment leadership, Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive and location-based entertainment, gaming, virtual reality and other new entertainment technologies. Lionsgate’s content initiatives are backed by a 16,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global licensing infrastructure. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and ground-breaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the Company’s worldwide consumer base. https://www.lionsgate.com/

Roadside Attractions logoSince its founding in 2003, ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS films have grossed over $300M and garnered nineteen Academy Award® nominations. Roadside has released such critical and commercial hits as Manchester by the Sea, Beatriz at Dinner, Love & Friendship, Hello My Name is Doris, Mr. Holmes, Love & Mercy, A Most Wanted Man, Dear White People, The Skeleton Twins, All Is Lost, Mud, Winter’s Bone, The Cove, Arbitrage, Margin Call and Super-Size Me. Its upcoming slate includes Marc Webb’s The Only Living Boy in New York starring Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan and Jeff Bridges; and David Gordon Green’s Stronger starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany and Miranda Richardson. http://roadsideattractions.com/



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