While Stephen Curry splashes in postseason action, he will simultaneously make a couple of splashes at the box office this spring.
As previously reported, Curry teamed up with actress Viola Davis to produce a documentary about the 2015 Charleston, South Carolina church massacre that left nine people dead.
Emanuel hauntingly tells the story through the perspectives of surviving relatives, journalists, coroners and local authorities of how white supremacist Dylan Roof walked into Emanuel AME Church’s Bible study and murdered nine African-American parishioners.
The film also recounts the forty eight hours after the tragedy as the surviving relatives of the nine victims stood in court facing Roof and offered words of forgiveness in the midst of their grief.
In addition to Curry and Davis, the film is also Co-produced by Mariska Hargitay of Law and Order fame. The film’s trailer has been released recently on the movie’s website and also on YouTube.
Check out Emanuel in select theaters on June 17th and 19th.
If you are curious to see one of Curry’s celluloid offerings, you won’t have to wait until June. Another movie, titled Breakthrough will hit theaters this Easter.
Breakthrough is based on a book by Joyce Smith titled The Impossible Breakthrough, and it tells the true story of how Smith’s son, John, fell through ice, drowned and was declared legally dead. An hour later, 14 year old John was revived through the power of prayer.
Joining Curry in production is Devon Franklin, a producer who focuses on faith based projects. The two had a general meeting in which Franklin pitched the concept and gave the script to Curry, which he read almost immediately. It only took Curry a day to express his desire to get involved with that project.
Recently, Curry and Franklin sat down with Fox Sports to promote the movie.
Breakthrough is slated for an Easter release.