NBA star Steph Curry has signed on as a producer for a new movie called Breakthrough, based on the book The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother’s Faith and Her Child’s Resurrection.
[Spoiler about the book]: The book tells the true story of the author’s 14-year-old son who fell through the ice of a lake, and after being declared clinically dead and receiving prayer for days, eventually walked out of the hospital.
Retitled The Breakthrough, the film will star Chrissy Metz of This Is Us fame, and Topher Grace will play a pastor. In real life and in the book, the film’s main character, John Smith, is a huge basketball fan.
Curry is teaming with Christian author and movie producer Devon Franklin on the project. Curry told The Hollywood Reporter, “John’s story is nothing short of incredible. It’s a story about the power of prayer and perseverance and one I immediately connected to. After reading the script, I knew I wanted to be a part of bringing it to life onscreen.”
Franklin said the story “checks all his boxes: faith, true story, family and sports.”
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) October 18, 2018
Earlier this year, Curry announced the founding of Unanimous Media, which would focus on making faith-based films. According to THR, The Unanimous team has been helping with the script and bringing the book to the big screen.
Curry previously explained to Variety, “It’s not about me hitting people over the head with a Bible and telling them they have to believe a certain thing, or think a certain way.”