Ah, young love. Although it may be perceived as coated in sweet naivety, we often forget it really can be as pure and beautiful as a long-term "adult" romance. Lionsgate’s upcoming faith-based drama, I STILL BELIEVE, reminds us true love exists at any age through a story influenced by Christian singer Jeremy Camp’s early hit music.
Hailing from the Erwin brothers — the directors behind 2018’s fellow music biopic I CAN ONLY IMAGINE — I STILL BELIEVE brings a heart-wrenching look at Camp's first love, Melissa Henning-Camp. K.J. Apa (CW’s "Riverdale") and Britt Robertson (THE SPACE BETWEEN US) team up again after pairing in 2017’s A DOG’S PURPOSE. The actors play younger versions of Jeremy Camp and Melissa Henning, who fall in love once the smooth harmonies of their vocals intertwine.
Then, peril strikes. Melissa is diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Their love is suddenly challenged, on top of Jeremy finding himself propelled into the successful career in Christian music he still is known for today. Even so, the pair try not let her sickness interfere with their happiness. The true story unravels as they experience picture-perfect moments — such as an epic proposal scene — but the 20-year-olds must also face the harsh realities of Melissa’s cancer.
I STILL BELIEVE tells the inspiring yet heartbreaking story of faith being tested by trying times. Jeremy Camp is the son of a pastor and a Christian singer/songwriter, but when the love of his life becomes surrounded by the shadow of death, he starts to question everything. The upcoming drama gives fans and audiences unaware of Camp’s story new meaning to the song it's named after.
Jeremy Camp’s parents are played by country music star Shania Twain in her first major acting role and Best Supporting Actor nominee Gary Sinise (FORREST GUMP). They’ll certainly bring an added weight to the story as they guide their on-screen son through this difficult chapter. Sometimes the best movies are those that can kick-start a good cry and remind us to hold our loved ones a little tighter.
I STILL BELIEVE is available now on AMC Theatres On Demand!