Luke Cage‘s Mike Colter has been tapped to star with This Is Us star Christy Metz in the faith-based drama, The Impossible.
It is from Fox 2000 and produced by DeVon Franklin. Roxann Dawson is the director.
The film is based the true story of Joyce Smith, depicted in her novel The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother’s Faith and Her Child’s Resurrection.
In the novel, Smith’s 14-year old son “fell through a frozen lake in Missouri one winter and was proclaimed lifeless. Through prayer and faith, she sat by her son’s bedside until his heart started beating again.”
Colter’s character will be Tommy Shine, a firefighter “who saves Joyce’s (Metz) son from the water after hearing a voice telling him where to look. Before John’s drowning, he didn’t believe in God. After watching John fight, he finds a reason to believe.”
Production is underway in Canada.
Deadline first reported.