The best-selling novel "Redeeming Love," which masterfully retells the Biblical story of Hosea, is set to be made into a feature-length movie. The film will be produced by Northern Irish actress and filmmaker, Roma Downey and "I Can Only Imagine" producer, Cindy Bond.
Redeeming Love has remained a bestseller for over 15 years, selling over 3 million copies. It has been published in more than 30 languages.
The film synopsis reads: "The story centers on Angel (Abigail Cowen of “I Still Believe”) who was sold into prostitution as a child. She has survived through hatred and self-loathing, until she meets Michael Hosea (Tom Lewis of “Gentlemen Jack”) and discovers there is no brokenness that love can’t heal. The story reflects the redemptive power of unconditional and sacrificial love with characters and circumstances relevant to the contemporary world."
Roma Downey announced the news on Instagram, writing: “So with all the bad news in our world I am delighted to share some really, really good news! Redeeming Love the movie is coming next year! So excited to have been a little part of this you are gonna LOVE the movie, it’s an exciting retelling of the beautiful and powerful book by Francine Rivers directed by DJ Caruso."
Caruso, whose work spans a variety of genres, told Deadline: “While many are victims of horrible circumstances that will haunt them forever, some characters are able to overcome the pain, the sorrow and the brutality to discover how remarkable they truly are. Angel’s journey reminds us that healing happens through love and acceptance, never through judgment or force.”
The book's author, Francine Rivers, tweeted her excitement at the new project.
"Redeeming Love is being made into a movie, coming to theaters in spring 2021!" she wrote. "This is a dream come true, not just for me, but for so many who have been asking when Redeeming Love would become a movie."