'I Still Believe': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about CCM singer Jeremy Camp's biopic starring KJ Apa
'I Still Believe', based on the memoir by contemporary Christian music singer Jeremy Camp, will portray the journey of Jeremy and his first wife Melissa and their tough journey through the time she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer
'I Still Believe' is a biographical drama about contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter Jeremy Camp and is based on Camp's memoir of the same name. This film is the first to be produced by the Erwin Brothers and Lionsgate following a deal that was struck after the former's 'I Can Only Imagine' became successful. KJ Apa was announced as the lead actor at the CinemaCon in April.
The film is slated to release March 20, 2020.
'I Still Believe', based on the memoir by Jeremy Camp, will portray the journey of Jeremy and his first wife Melissa and their tough journey through the time Melissa was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The film will also show Jeremy's teenage years as he rises to become a top CCM singer-songwriter and how he met his second wife Adrienne Camp.
KJ Apa as Jeremy Camp
'Riverdale' actor KJ Apa was signed to play the role of Jeremy Camp in the film and the announcement came in April 2019. According to a report by People, KJ Apa was terrified to sing. He said, "I’m super uncomfortable when I sing. I went into the studio in Nashville — I did that first before we shot anything — and I think that really gave me perspective on the film. Having that sound and knowing what all that music is going to sound like before you go in is super important. It’s either going to boost your confidence and boost your morale or it’s going to be like, ‘Oh, man, that didn’t go so well, so what are we going to work with?’ Luckily, it couldn’t have gone better. I think people are going to love it."
Britt Robertson as Melissa Lynn Henning-Camp
Actor Britt Robertson will portray the role of Melissa Lynn Henning-Camp, Jeremy's first wife, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Melissa died just months after her wedding to Jeremy and the role is based on Jeremy's note about his wife in the memoir.
Gary Sinise as Tom Camp
'Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders' actor Gary Sinise will be seen as Tom Camp, Jeremy's father in the film.
Shania Twain as Terry Camp
Shania Twain who has sold over 100 million records as a country music singer making her the best-selling female artist in country music history will play the role of Terry Camp.
The film will be directed by Andrew and Jon Erwin, better known as the Erwin brothers, well known for other projects such as 'Woodlawn', 'October Baby', 'Moms' Night Out' and 'I Can Only Imagine'. The brothers work on faith-based films. Jon wrote the screenplay of 'I Still Believe' along with Jon Gunn based on Camp's memoir.
The trailer of 'I Still Believe' was released August 22 and it featured KJ Apa as Jeremy asking a huge crowd of his fans to pray for his fiance Melissa because they have just received some tough news. He tells his parents that he wants to get married to her despite not knowing if she will get better and he says all he knows now is that he has to be with her. The trailer shows how Jeremy keeps Melissa happy throughout the period of getting treatment for her illness and it is heartwarming.
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