Overcomer, an inspirational new sports drama from Alex and Stephen Kendrick, the creators of War Room, releases in theaters across North America August 23.
“OVERCOMER is the next powerful film from Alex and Stephen Kendrick, storytellers who have impacted the lives and hearts of millions of people around the world, had their work translated into over 40 languages and counting, and generated over $150 million in worldwide box office so far,” said Rich Peluso, Executive Vice President of Affirm Films, in a press release. “When the Kendrick Brothers start a new film, a lot of people around the world take notice.”
Filled with a powerful mix of faith, a twist of humor, and a ton of heart, Overcomer tells the story of coach John Harrison, whose life changes overnight when his high school basketball team and state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant shuts down and hundreds of families leave their town, Harrison questions how he and his family will face an uncertain future. After reluctantly agreeing to coach cross country, Harrison and his wife, Amy, meet an aspiring athlete who’s pushing her limits on a journey toward discovery. Inspired by the words and prayers of a new-found friend, Harrison becomes the least likely coach helping the least likely runner attempt the impossible in the biggest race of the year.
Overcomer, which was screened at NRB’s 2019 Convention, draws from Ephesians 1 and 2, which help believers know who they are in Christ.
“If you know who you are, it settles a lot of other things,” Alex Kendrick said at the March 28 screening.
Stephen Kendrick said people often are “trying to forgive and they’re trying to love and they’re trying to walk in purity, and they’re failing because they don’t realize how much they have been forgiven of and how much God loves them and what the Father has called them to be. This film dives into that.”
Overcomer is the sixth movie from the Kendrick Brothers, and their first film since the No. 1 box-office hit War Room, which earned more than $67 million at the box office. The inspiring family film stars Alex Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer, Shari Rigby, Cameron Arnett, and introduces Aryn Wright-Thompson.
The film will leave you filled with hope, inspired to dream, and dares you to reevaluate who you think you are.