While thousands of pro-life supporters will gather in Washington, D.C., this weekend to mark the 39th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion, others are looking ahead to March to use Hollywood as a new weapon in their battle.
The film “October Baby” will debut March 23 in theaters nationwide. It is the story of 19-year-old Hannah, who finds out she is adopted and is the survivor of an attempted abortion. She goes to find answers, locate her birth mother and, ultimately, discover how powerful forgiveness can be, according to a press release about the film.
The producers say “October Baby” offers viewers an “enjoyable, entertaining, intensely human film about friends hitting the road together and finding more than they bargained for: adventure, romance, truth ... and the power to forgive. But, the film is more than that — it tells the story of one young woman’s journey based on hundreds of stories of abortion survivors. The flim honestly and evenhandedly invites audiences to explore their own views of life’s value and the importance of their choices.”
The movie “October Baby” also includes music by contemporary Christian artists such as Casting Crowns, Michael W. Smith and Francesca Battistelli.
The cast includes John Schneider of “Smallville” and “The Dukes of Hazzard,” Jasmine Guy of “A Different World” and “American Idol’ finalists Chris Sligh.
The film was produced by the Erwin Brothers and American Family Studios, but is being marked and distributed by Provident Films and Samuel Goldwyn Films, whose work has included “Courageous,” “Fireproof” and “Facing the Giants.”