At long last, fans can finally get the first look at the live adaptation of Francine Rivers’ Redeeming Love.
The highly anticipated film is a very loose adaptation of the Book of Hosea set in the 1850s California Gold Rush. Angel, a woman sold into sex work, falls for a kind farmer named Michael Hosea. We won’t spoil the rest of the plot, but if you’ve read the Book of Hosea, you can see where the story goes.
The trailer shows that the movie won’t shy away from the gritty parts of the film, as Angel’s story is not always easy to stomach. But the romance mixed with the biblical narrative shows that God’s love redeems each and every one of us, no matter what we’ve been through. And as Lauren Daigle’s “Rescue” plays throughout the trailer, we’re reminded again that God can and will rescue all of us.
This book was an enormous success when it was published in 1991, selling over three million copies back when books sold that many copies. Rivers herself was already a successful historical romance novelist before she became a Christian in 1986. Her spiritual revival led to a professional one, and she blended her familiarity with romance tropes and her new interest in the Bible to tell a story that works on both a romantic level and a spiritual one. And while Hollywood hasn’t exactly shown the same interest in sweeping romantic epics that it did back in the Titanic days, it might be time for a revival.
Abigail Cowen (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) will play Angel opposite Tom Lewis as Michael. Logan Marshall-Green, Famke Janssen, Eric Dane and Nina Dobrev will also star in the movie which will premiere on January 21, 2022.