Breakthrough Movie

NBA All-Star Steph Curry’s Faith-Based Movie ‘Breakthrough’

Breakthrough Movie

Breakthrough is helmed by reliable actors and a reliable director.

The Hollywood Reporter announced in October that Steph Curry, the NBA superstar, will be the executive producer of Breakthrough, a drama film highlighting the power of faith.

NBA All-Star Steph Curry’s Faith-Based Movie ‘Breakthrough'[/tweetthis]

Breakthrough has a number of noted actors. The role of Joyce Smith is played by Chrissy Metz of This is Us while Pastor Jason Noble is played by Topher Grace (That 70’s Show, BlacKkKlansman). The movie is derived from The Impossible, a 2017 memoir authored by Joyce Smith, and it narrates the events which transpired in 2015 after her son fell through an ice sheet formed on the surface of a Missouri lake. For Curry, Breakthrough is one of his first projects since announcing his production company, Unanimous Media. The present film is however not linked to the company but gives the athlete a strong foothold into movie production.

The subject of the film is overwhelmingly faith. When John, Joyce's adopted son, falls through the ice into the freezing waters of a Missouri lake, it was a near hopeless situation. Although John was without any signs of life in excess of an hour, his mother was not willing to forego all hope and began to pray for any miracle. John's heart starts to beat again, to the astonishment of everyone present. His recovery defied every expert, every scientific prediction, and every medical case history. Not only that, John walked away from the hospital mere days after the accident. He was fully healed.

NBA'S All-Star Steph Curry’s Faith Based Movie 'Breakthrough' Trailer
Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The Breakthrough trailer is in sync with the film. A conversation in the trailer encapsulates what the film is all about. That shot shows Joyce asking her son's physician to do his best while the almighty does everything else. The music of the trailer is composed by Hillsong. Viewers are left with a sense of hope after the trailer ends. DeVon Franklin, the producer of the film, was the prime force behind Curry to lend his signature. Franklin gave the player the film script. He is known for producing a few high-profile faith-based films, like Miracles from Heaven. The script narrates the miraculous real-life account of John Smith and Joyce Smith, a son, and mother, emphasizing that praying works. It is slated to hit movie screens April 12, 2019.


Follow the Conversation on Twitter