WWE Studios has acquired worldwide rights to The Resurrection Of Gavin Stone, a faith-based title from the Harvest Bible Chapel’s Vertical Church Films. The film is toplined by Brett Dalton, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, D.B. Sweeney and Neil Flynn and features former WWE champ Shawn Michaels.
Andrea Nasfell (Moms’ Night Out) wrote the pic and Vertical Church founder Dallas Jenkins (What If…) helmed it. The outfit’s first feature-length effort is a long way the studio’s usual action fare featuring its star wrestlers: It centers on a former child star-turned-washed-up and troubled actor (Dalton), who after receiving a community service sentence pretends to be a Christian so he can play Jesus in a mega-church Easter production in order to fulfill his hours. Along the way, he reconnects with his past and builds upon his faith to discover his most important role is far away from the shining lights of Hollywood.
“It is a privilege to be working with the Harvest Bible Chapel and Vertical Church Films, as they share our understanding of the importance of a strong foundation for storytelling,” said WWE Studios president Michael Luisi. “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone is a heartwarming tale of faith and redemption that will allow us to continue growing our audience as we expand into new genres.”
Bradley Buchanan repped the deal for WWE Studios.