It is now less than two weeks until the latest faith-based movie hits the big screens. “Breakthrough,” tells the true story of a young boy, John Smith, who fell into an icy lake and, by the grace and power of God, survived the ordeal. Starring Chrissy Metz, the movie has garnered a lot of extra press because NBA megastar, Stephen Curry, is the executive producer.
In a recently released video, Curry talked openly about his motivations for getting involved in the entertainment industry and putting his name to this new feature film.
“The genesis of anything I do is to try and inspire,” he told “Breakthrough” producer DeVon Franklin, adding that he wants “to reach the masses” with a story of hope.
“We wanted to do it the right way,” Curry said of his involvement with “Breakthrough,” noting that Chrissy Metz’s character — a stoic “mom of faith” — kept him turning the pages of the script, which he said he powered through “in one sitting” after receiving it in the mail from Franklin.
“She wasn’t taking no for an answer because of her belief in God, knowing he can do miracles,” Curry said of Joyce Smith, who was convinced that the Lord could heal her son despite his traumatic accident.
A life covered in prayer
The basketball star noted that John’s mom, with her unshakeable faith in the Lord, reminded him of his own mother.
Speaking of his Christian upbringing, Curry said that he would often recall his mom praying over him while he slept.
“I’d be asleep in my room, and wake up to a hand on my forehead. I’d hear whispering and my mom was praying for me in my sleep,” he said. “I just stayed quiet, stayed still and understood that she was praying over my future.”
Speaking of his personal belief in Jesus, Curry said that faith gives him “the right perspective” and guards his heart against what the world would have him believe is “valuable” and “successful.”
“I’m on a continual journey of understanding how to be a better human being — my faith allows me to stay focused on why I’m on this planet
“I have these skills and platform for a reason — to shine a light on who I am playing for on a daily basis,” he added.
“Breakthrough” is in theatres everywhere April 17. Watch the trailer below: