The life-changing story of the power of unconditional and all-consuming love, REDEEMING LOVE, will open in cinemas nationwide on Friday, 21 January 2022. This touching romantic period drama and bestseller by Francine Rivers tells the story of relentless love and perseverance as a young couple’s relationship clashes with the harsh realities of the California Gold Rush of 1850.

REDEEMING LOVE is locally distributed by Filmfinity Pty (Ltd.).

Other South African actors who can also be seen in the film are Tanya van Graan and Stephen Jennings and in addition the film marks a second collaboration between producers Cindy Bond and Simon Swart. The two main characters are played by Abigail Cowen and Tom Lewis and they are supported by a stellar cast, including Famke Janssen, Eric Dane, Logan Marshall0Green and Nina Dobrev, among others.

Since its publication in 1991, REDEEMING LOVE has sold over 3 million copies and has been translated into 30 languages. Retelling the biblical story of Hosea, it centres on the unlikely relationship of Sarah, who becomes known as Angel and Michael Hosea. Sold into prostitution as a child, the now 18-year-old is a beautiful and in-demand woman in a rough and tumble prospecting town in California. Michael, on the other hand, is a farmer and man of faith. Through their relationship, Angel discovers there is no brokenness that love can’t heal.

D.J. Caruso is the director and he wrote the script with Rivers.

Watch the trailer here: