Joel and Luke Smallbone, frontrunners of the award-winning indie rock/pop band for KING & COUNTRY, announced late last month that filming began for Priceless: She’s Worth Fighting For in New Mexico.
Production for the drama, scheduled to release in 2016, wrapped on September 12.
Priceless stars for KING & COUNTRY’s lead singer, Joel Smallbone, who plays James Stevenson, an extreme character who inadvertently discovers the dark, horrific world of human trafficking. Only time will tell if the love, strength and faith of a woman will have the power to redefine his past and change the course of his future. According to the film’s Facebook fan page:
“ … this unlikely hero must risk it all to shut down the trafficking ring and save the girl he’s falling in love with.”
The movie also stars Bianca Santos (“The DUFF”), Jim Parrack (“True Blood”) and David Koechner (Anchorman), and involves the additional members of the Smallbone clan, including Ben Smallbone who is directing the film, and producers Luke and Dave Smallbone, as well as Steve Barnett and Jim Burleson.
“What we would love, as a band, as young men, is to see us start a revolution . . . of young people who treat the opposite sex with honor and respect,” Joel said in a video on the band’s website. Several verses come to mind that reflect this sentiment, but more specifically, 1 Timothy 5:1-2 (NIrV), which reads:
“. . . Treat younger men as if they were your brothers. Treat older women as if they were your mothers. Treat younger women as if they were your sisters. Be completely pure in the way you treat them” (emphasis mine).
Brothers, Joel and Luke, have used their platform in the past to speak heavily regarding a woman’s worth, and while there are very few details regarding the production of this film, it’s safe to say the movie falls in line with that same mission.
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