July 30, NewRelease.com reports an update on the movie work, most currently with “War Room” and the lives of the Kendrick Brothers. They state, “The Kendricks’ fifth film is their first project independent of Sherwood Pictures, the movie ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church. Pre-production began in 2013 with the blessing and support of the Sherwood family, where they remain associate pastors…Sherwood is still our church home, and we’re here talking to you now only because Michael Catt, our pastor, took a risk, supported us and let us make a movie,” Alex Kendrick said. Provident Films and AFFIRM Films have partnered with the brothers to produce their fifth movie. Sony Pictures distributes the film.
July 29, Deadline Hollywood reports about the upcoming movie released in theaters in August, “War Room.” They report that this film features New York Times bestselling author Priscilla Shirer in her film debut. Alex Kendrick also appears in the film, along with T.C. Stallings (Courageous), comedian Michael Jr.,… and Karen Abercrombie. They quote Rory Bruer of Sony. “War Room is the ideal addition to our August slate, following in the footsteps of last year’s hit, Heaven is For Real, which had a $12 million budget and grossed more than $100 million,” said Rory Bruer, President, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures. “We are pleased to be distributing the Kendrick Brothers’ next film, which will be the perfect programming for families seeking a wholesome and inspiring Summer movie.”
In a private screening of “War Room,” it has been observed that this latest Kendrick Brothers movie has better acting with its cast of veteran African-American actors who bring more quality performances to the movie. Karen Abercrombie with her rich resume of theater, music, and film productions plays old-soul, wise prayer warrior and mentor. Miss Clara. Karen, who is a middle-aged actor who is able to perform a wide range of characters, has performed old-soul, wise women characters before such as that of Aunt Ester Tyler in August Wilson’s “Gem of the Ocean” and Miss Leah “Flyin’ West.” July 30, in an exclusive interview, Karen has shared how she loves to play such old-soul characters with their depth and breadth of wisdom.
“War Room” that comes to theaters August 28 focuses on the power of prayer in every area of life: marriage, parenting, career, friendship and more. Another primary theme is the significance of mentoring and discipleship.
“War Room” is honest and vulnerable as it centers on a middle class couple who appears to have it all but whose marriage has become a war zone with their daughter in the midst.
Miss Clara played by Karen Abercrombie is a wise, old-soul widow who advises and guides Elizabeth to fight for her family on her knees. Miss Clara’s war room is a closet where she battles spiritually for others. As Miss Clara mentors Elizabeth, she grows stronger in her faith and passes what she had learned to her daughter, Danielle (Alena Pitts). Because she is concerned for her family, Danielle makes her own prayer closet.
Those who are interested in this movie and find that it is not scheduled for their towns or local theaters, can bring the movie to their areas by first going to Moviegrouptickets.com . For more information go to War Room.com .
Rated PG, “War Room” is a family-friendly movie that focuses on how prayer can transform even the bleakest, darkest situations. “We made this film to inspire, challenge, and motivate viewers to fight the right kind of battles and to fight the right kind of battles and to fight them the best way possible,” said Alex Kendrick, the movie’s director and co-writer.
“War Room” is the first movie that the Kendrick brothers have produced independently of Sherwood Pictures, which has been the successful filmmaking ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. The cast includes: New York Times bestselling author and Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer in her movie debut, Alex Kendrick (“Mom’s Night Out,” “Courageous”), T.C. Stallings (“Courageous”), comedian Michael Jr., and renowned Bible teacher Beth Moore in a cameo in her first acting role.
Karen Abercrombie and the African-American cast of “War Room” bring a depth of spirit, soul, and wisdom to their quality performances in “War Room,” with its honest, vulnerable, broad but wise appeal with its focus on the power of prayer.