Country superstar Shania Twain is joining the cast I Still Believe, a faith-based movie from Lionsgate Films and Kingdom Studios that will be filmed right here in Mobile. The movie is based on the story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his tragic yet inspiring story of love, loss, hope, and faith. K.J Apa (Riverdale) will play Jeremy, and Gary Sinise will play his dad in the film. Jeremy announced the movie in a video announcement a few months ago, and it's scheduled to hit theaters on March 20, 2020.
Since the film is being shot in Mobile, we're pretty excited to be one of the filming locations. They'll be using one of our studios to film a scene, so unless we wind up on the cutting room floor (fingers crossed), our local iHeartRadio studios will get their day in the spotlight. It's certainly been an interesting experience thus far, just to see all the detail that goes into a movie production. (Once you see all that happens, you'd probably understand how a coffee cup showed up on Game of Thrones).
This is no small production, by the way. The movie comes from brothers Jon and Andy Erwin, who gave us last year's box office hit I Can Only Imagine. That faith-based drama, which tells the story behind the MercyMe song, grossed $85 million worldwide. That led the Erwin brothers to a "first-look" TV and movie deal with Lionsgate, and it's the first project within that deal. Filming is happening in May and June.
Shania Twain photo credit: Sara Collaton