Having already filmed the second season of Marvel’s Luke Cage for its June 22 premiere on Netflix, the show’s star Mike Colter has been lining up several other projects. The latest is Fox 2000’s faith-based drama The IMPOSSIBLE based on Joyce Smth’s novel The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother’s Faith and Her Child’s Resurrection.
Smith’s novel tells the story about how her 14-year-old son was declared dead after falling through the ice in a frozen lake in Missouri, and how through prayer and faith, he came back to life.
I know what you’re probably thinking, but this is the new movie from producer DeVon Franklin, who had a big box office hit with the 2016 faith-based film Miracles from Heaven, starring Jennifer Garner, and also produced last year’s animated The Star.
Chrissy Metz from NBC’s This Is Us is portraying Joyce, while Colter will play firefighter Tommy Shine who saved her son, having heard a voice telling him where to look. Apparently, the real-life Tommy Shine didn’t believe in God before the incident.
Production has already begun in Canada with the screenplay written by Grant Nieporte (Seven Pounds) and Marisa Paiva overseeing for Fox 2000. Roxann Dawson is directing the film.
Colter is repped by WME and Silver Lining Entertainment, and another project in the works is Skin with Jamie Bell and Danielle McDonald (Patti Cake$), which is being directed by Guy Nattiv. In that one, Colter plays the leader of the Anti-Racist Action Protestors who tries to get white supremacists out of the system, in this case a neo-Nazi played by Bell. Either way, both projects sound very different from the Mike Colter to which fans of Luke Cage have become accustomed.
This was initially reported on by Deadline
Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor