WATCH: Teaser Trailer Released For Faith-Based Film Based On MercyMe’s Hit Song ‘I Can Only Imagine’ ; Stars Dennis Quaid, Cloris Leachman, Priscilla Shirer, and More

The first trailer for the film “I Can Only Imagine,” which hits theaters spring of next year, has been released.

“I Can Only Imagine” is based on contemporary Christian band MercyMe’s 1999 hit song of the same name. The single alone sold over 2 million digital downloads and was certified almost 3x platinum. The crossover hit went on to be the “most played Christian radio single in history.”

Now, almost a decade later, the film will tell the story behind the tune.

According to the movie’s synopsis, “I Can Only Imagine” is the “true story that follows the life of Bart Millard, lead singer of the Christian band MercyMe, who loses his father to cancer and is inspired to write the mega-hit song, ‘I Can Only Imagine.’ The story beautifully illustrates that nobody is ever too far from God’s love — or too far from an eternal home in Heaven.”

The film stars an all-star cast, including Dennis Quaid (“The Day After Tomorrow,” “The Rookie,” “Soul Surfer”), Oscar winner Cloris Leachman (“The Iron Giant”), platinum-selling country music legend Trace Adkins, and author and actress Priscilla Shirer (“War Room”), and will introduce Broadway’s J. Michael Finley (“Les Miserables”).

The Erwin Brothers film was recently picked up by global leading content distributor Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. Soon after, it was announced that “I Can Only Imagine” will be shown throughout North American theaters starting March 16, 2018.

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SOURCE: The Christian Post – Jeannie Law