Lionsgate released a trailer for “The Shack,” the studio’s new drama is set to release this spring. The film stars Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Avraham Aviv Alush and Radha Mitchell. The film will also feature Alice Braga, Sumire, Amelie Eve, Megan Charpentier, Gage Munroe, Graham Greene and country-music star Tim McGraw.
The new film was directed by Stuart Hazeldine, working off a screenplay written by John Fusco, Andrew Lanham and Destin Cretton. “The Shack” is based on the book written by William Paul Young, in collaboration with Wayne Jacobsen and Brad Cummings.
After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips [Sam Worthington] spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa [Octavia Spencer]. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever. Fans can check out the new trailer below, thanks to a light night upload from the studio’s official YouTube page.
You might remember Sam Worthington from his role as Jack Sully in “Avatar,” the 2009 hit. Worthington is expected to reprise his role in the many planned sequel of the film. Disney is currently working on a gigantic Avatar-themed expansion to its park, which may lead to a confirmation on any of the planned follow-ups. Right now “Avatar 2,” “Avatar 3,” and “Avatar 4” are all stuck in pre-production, with dates ranging from 2018 through 2022. Octavia Spencer is currently riding high on her hit drama “Hidden Figures,” where she plays Dorothy Vaughan. The film is currently number-one at the box-office, having ousted Disney’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” from the top-spot. The drama has now earned over $32.40M domestically.