Summit’s unveiled the first trailer for The Shack based on the book by William Paul Young (in collaboration with Wayne Jacobsen and Brad Cummings). John Fusco, Andrew Lanham, and Destin Cretton adapted the book for the screen with Stuart Hazeldine directing. The cast is led by Sam Worthington (Avatar) and includes Octavia Spencer, Avraham Aviv Alush, Radha Mitchell, Alice Braga, Sumire, Amelie Eve, Megan Charpentier, Gage Munroe, Graham Greene and Tim McGraw. Summit and Lionsgate are targeting a March 3, 2017 theatrical release.
The Plot: Based on the New York Times best-selling novel, The Shack takes us on a father’s uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips [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 [Spencer]. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.
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