Lionsgate, the leading next generation studio, announced today that it has acquired the North American home entertainment distribution rights to No Greater Love, a touching story about faith and love. Scheduled for a first quarter 2010 release, the movie will be distributed in the Christian marketplace by Thomas Nelson -- the world's largest Christian book publisher and Lionsgate's exclusive distributor to the Christian market.
"No Greater Love is a beautiful story about the universal themes of faith, love, forgiveness, and reconciliation. The subject matter of the movie is something that anyone can appreciate and relate to," said Anne Parducci, Lionsgate Executive Vice President of Marketing & Family Entertainment. "While this movie will certainly perform in the Christian outlets, it is also just the type of faith-based title that we look for to deliver to a wider audience."
"When I saw this film I knew it would be very successful in the Christian bookstore market. The film has a strong message about forgiveness, faith and marriage. Each person who watches No Greater Love tends to see themselves in one of the characters. We're very excited to be partnering with Lionsgate to bring this film to market," said Dan Lynch, Vice President of Family Entertainment for Thomas Nelson.
"We made this film believing it would touch many lives and are so pleased that Lionsgate and Thomas Nelson share this vision," said Russ Rice, President of Coram Deo Studios and executive producer of the film. "We could not be more thrilled to have them as our partners in distributing No Greater Love."
No Greater Love is the latest faith-based acquisition for Lionsgate. In recent years, Lionsgate has released high-profile faith-based titles including Bella, Erwin McManus's Crave, Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker's House, and The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith and The Case for a Creator, the DVD documentaries based on the best-selling books by leading Christian non-fiction author Lee Strobel, among others.
ABOUT NO GREATER LOVE
Executive produced by Russ Rice of Coram Deo Studios in association with Carmel Entertainment Group, and directed by Brad Silverman, No Greater Love tells a moving story of forgiveness, reconciliation, and the irresistible grace of God.
Jeff and Heather were the "lucky ones." Best friends from childhood, high school sweethearts, and married by 22. They were inseparable soul mates. Jeff's world is dramatically rocked when Heather disappears after the birth of their son. Heather shockingly reappears ten years later in the most unusual place.