Hitting movie theatres this weekend is the latest feature from the Kendrick Brothers, who have generated over $150 million at the worldwide box office with their faith-based films.
"Overcomer" tells the story of Coach John Harrison (played by Alex Kendrick), whose life changes overnight when his high school basketball team and state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant shuts down and hundreds of families leave their town, John questions how he and his family will face an uncertain future. After reluctantly agreeing to coach cross-country, John and his wife, Amy, meet an aspiring athlete who's pushing her limits on a journey toward discovery. Inspired by the words and prayers of a new-found friend, John becomes the least likely coach helping the least likely runner attempt the impossible in the biggest race of the year.
The film is directed by by Alex Kendrick and produced by Stephen Kendrick.
"We are glad to have filmed this new feature in the charming and beautiful city of Columbus, Georgia. We felt so welcome and truly appreciate the many businesses, schools and loving pastors and churches who came alongside us to support our efforts," said Stephen Kendrick.
The Kendrick Brothers' films include "War Room", "Courageous", "Fireproof", "Facing the Giants", and "Flywheel".