One of my all time favorite songs is “I Can Only Imagine” by Mercy Me! Growing up in the church, we did many different things with this song including singing it in the choir and doing a drama to it for a competition. This song is an amazing reminder of those that have passed away and what we have to look forward to when we get to Heaven. When I heard that they would be making a movie based on this song, I was ecstatic. I’m super excited to share some of the latest details with you!
Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions will release I CAN ONLY IMAGINE in theaters nationwide March 16, 2018
Directed by The Erwin Brothers (Jon & Andrew Erwin)
Written by Jon Erwin & Brent McCorkle
Produced by Kevin Downes, Cindy Bond, Daryl Lefever, Mickey Liddell & Pete Shilaimon
Based on the hit song “I Can Only Imagine” by MercyMe
Starring J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Trace Adkins, Priscilla Shirer with Cloris Leachman and Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid and Trace Adkins in I CAN ONLY IMAGINE Featurette
About I CAN ONLY IMAGINE
I CAN ONLY IMAGINE – it’s the song that brings ultimate hope to so many … often in the midst of life’s most challenging moments. Amazingly, the song was written in mere minutes by MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard. In reality, those lyrics took a lifetime to craft. Although he found faith at a young age, life wasn’t easy for Bart. He leaned into an active imagination and his love of music as escapes from a troubled home life. As he grew older, Bart turned to football in hopes of somehow connecting with his abusive father. But a career-ending injury—combined with the vision of a teacher who saw unlimited potential—set Bart on a musical pathway. Chasing a dream while running from broken relationships with his father and Shannon, his childhood sweetheart, Bart hits the road in an old, decrepit tour bus with his new band MercyMe—named for his grandmother’s favorite expression. With the guidance of a grizzled music-industry insider, the band begins a journey none of them could ever have imagined. A gripping reminder of the power of forgiveness, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE beautifully illustrates that no one is ever too far from God’s love—or from an eternal home in Heaven.