Film Adaptation Redeeming Love Releases January 21, 2022


WATERLOO, Canada (December 13, 2021) – Nthibah Pictures, Mission Pictures, and Pinnacle Peak Pictures announce the release date of the highly-anticipated film REDEEMING LOVE, distributed by Universal Pictures in U.S. and Canadian theatres January 21, 2022. Directed by D.J. Caruso (xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE), it stars Abigail Cowen (“Fate: The Winx Saga,” “Sabrina”), Tom Lewis (GENTLEMAN JACK), Logan Marshall Green (UPGRADE, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, PROMETHEUS), Famke Janssen (X-MEN, TAKEN), Nina Dobrev (xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE, VAMPIRE DIARIES) and Eric Dane (“Euphoria,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” THE LAST SHIP, X-MEN). 

The film is based on the novel Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, which has remained on multiple fiction bestseller lists for over 15 years and has been published in more than 30 languages. Francine Rivers, the New York Times bestselling author of over 30 books, worked with director D.J. Caruso for the screenplay to ensure the beloved story stayed true to its roots. 

In the lead role of “Angel” is the multi-talented actress Abigail Cowen, one of Hollywood’s rising stars, who headlines the popular Netflix original series “Fate: The Winx Saga.” Cowen was immediately drawn to Angel’s character after reading the script. “Angel is an incredibly complex character who, after suffering a lifetime of abuse, empowered by love, claws her way out of a world of human trafficking and into a place of triumph. It is a very inspiring and timeless story.”

REDEEMING LOVE is a powerful and timeless love story that takes place against the backdrop of the California Gold Rush of 1850. The story centers on Angel (Cowen), who was sold into prostitution as a child. She has survived through hatred and self-loathing until she meets Michael Hosea (Lewis) and discovers there is no brokenness that love can’t heal. The story reflects the redemptive power of unconditional and sacrificial love with characters and circumstances relevant to the contemporary world.

“The story is still as relevant today as it was 30 years ago,” said “Euphoria” star Eric Dane. “It is a story that portrays the battle of light versus dark with unlikely redemption waiting for you at the end.”

Director D.J. Caruso’s work encompasses a variety of film genres including thriller (DISTURBIA), drama (STANDING UP), and action (I AM NUMBER FOUR) as well as episodic television such as “The Shield,” “Over There,” “Smallville,” and “Dark Angel”. His action thriller xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE starring Vin Diesel grossed $347 million globally.

“I fell in love with the characters in this story after my wife introduced me to the novel,” said director D.J. Caruso. “It presented me with a rich tapestry of complex characters and outstanding visual opportunities, all wrapped in an epic love story that transcends generations.”

REDEEMING LOVE was produced by Cindy Bond through her Mission Pictures International label; Simon Swart and Wayne Fitzjohn, through their Nthibah Pictures production banner; and Michael Scott, and Brittany Yost for Pinnacle Peak Pictures and Vlokkie Gordon of Advantage Entertainment. Francine Rivers serves as an executive producer and screenplay writer, alongside director D.J. Caruso.

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For interviews and press materials, contact: Shannon Mischuk,, 519.342.3703 ext. 107.

If you would like an invitation to the Virtual Press Junket Day, January 13 & 14, interviews between 10am – 3pm PST, email Participating talent; Abigail Cowen, Tom Lewis, Eric Dane, and Nina Dobrev. Screening links are available upon request.


About Nthibah Pictures

Nthibah Pictures has long-term partnerships with industry leaders that hold strong track records of continued commercial success. As a result, they assist creators with attracting talent at all phases and establishing partnerships with leading financiers and producers.

About Mission Pictures 

Since Mission’s inception in 2008 as an international production/sales company with the capacity to develop, package, finance, produce and sell inspiring films for global audiences, CEO/Founder Cindy Bond has continually expanded its trusted and vibrant brand of entertaining and life-affirming feature film and television programming. With over 200 films to date, including the 2018 independent breakout sensation, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, Mission has firmly established its branded content in the global marketplace.  I CAN ONLY IMAGINE shattered industry predictions to take the #3 spot at the U.S. box office in its first 2 weeks of release, grossed over $83.4 million in domestic ticket sales, earned the coveted A+ Cinemascore, 91% Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score, and is the #6 Music Biopic of All Time.

About Pinnacle Peak

Pinnacle Peak Pictures is a Production and Theatrical Distribution company that deals in family, inspirational, and faith-based content.

About Universal 

Universal Pictures creates and distributes theatrical and non-theatrical filmed entertainment for a growing global marketplace. Universal’s theatrical slate includes films developed internally, along with co-productions, acquisitions, and films developed by outside partners and distributed by the studio.

Universal also produces, acquires, and distributes direct-to-DVD titles, classic titles from the Universal library, consumer products (across all traditional categories, as well as interactive and wireless platforms), and specialty motion pictures under Focus Features. Through its international production group, the studio partners with leading international film companies to make and acquire films for wide commercial release or distribution in specific countries. Universal’s content is released across traditional and digital distribution channels, including theatrical exhibition, physical and electronic home entertainment, pay and free television, and subscription on-demand services.

For almost a century, Universal has been known for its diverse slate of films. These include classics such as Jaws, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, the Jurassic Park series, and Mamma Mia!; high-concept comedies like Bruce Almighty, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and Knocked Up; and homegrown franchises such as Back to the Future, Meet the Parents, Fast and Furious, and Bourne


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Shannon Mischuk 


Office: 519-342-3703 ext. 107

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Office: 519-342-3703 ext. 106