NBA star Steph Curry has just created a new production company with Sony entertainment, and his media company is helping to produce a new faith-based movie called Breakthrough. Curry is currently star guard for the Goldent State Warriors. His new entairtainment company, Unanimous Media, has a film and television deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment. The movie centers around a young twelve year-old boy who drowned when he accidentally fell through ice. He was officially pronounced dead but was miraculously revived when he was prayed over.
Borys Kit and Scott Feinberg, of The Hollywood Reporter, wrote that Curry could not pass up involvement with Breakthrough because it dovetails with his own focus on faith and family-friendly material. They give this synopsis of the Fox 2000 story:
“Based on a book by Joyce Smith titled The Impossible, Breakthrough tells the true story of how Joyce’s son, John Smith, fell through the ice and drowned, and was declared legally dead. A hour later, however, the basketball-loving 14-year-old was miraculously revived through the power of prayer.”
Curry said in a statement, “John’s story is nothing short of incredible. It’s a story about the power of prayer and perseverance and one I immediately connected to. After reading the script, I knew I wanted to be a part of bringing it to life onscreen.”
DeVon Franklin, the producer of Breakthrough, said Curry was moved by the true-life story and the movie “checks all his boxes: faith, true story, family and sports.” Curry and Franklin had met to discuss some general movie projects and Franklin pitched him Breakthrough. Curry read the script and within 24 hours he wanted in.
The movie is set to release April 12, 2019.