Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions Acquire 'I Can Only Imagine'

Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions Acquire 'I Can Only Imagine'

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Drama tells story behind most played radio song in Christian music history.

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have acquired North American rights to Jon and Andrew Erwin’s film I Can Only Imagine starring Dennis Quaid and Cloris Leachman and Country signer Trace Adkins.

The faith-based drama is scheduled for release in North America on March 16, 2018 and tells the story of ‘I Can Only Imagine’, the most played radio single in Christian music history.

At the heart of the story is how Bart Millard, lead singer of the Christian band MercyMe, wrote the song to change his relationship with his troubled father.

“This is an extraordinary movie about the power of faith, love, family, and music,” Roadside Attractions co-presidents and co-founders Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff said.

“The Erwins bring world-class storytelling and production values to faith-based films. It’s no surprise they have attracted such a phenomenal cast to their latest feature. …

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