Lance Hool said his new movie, “2 Hearts,” a powerful film about two seemingly unconnected couples, has “been blessed from day one.”
“It all came together,” the director said during a recent interview with Faithwire. “Everybody who was involved in the movie and is involved in the movie, actually, read the screenplay and fell in love with what the message is, and the message is life’s a miracle and thank God for it.”
While the film is not overtly faith-based, it’s certainly inspirational.
The movie chronicles the true-life sagas of two couples separated from one another by space and time. The trailer, which has racked up nearly 40 million views, leaves watchers with more questions than answers. But what unfolds in the movie is nothing short of inspiring and reminiscent of the Bible’s commands to value life and relationships.
At the center of the movie are two couples: a young man named Christopher Gregory and his college girlfriend Sam and Leslie and Jorge Bacardi (yes, that Bacardi). Christopher is played by Jacob Eldori of “The Kissing Booth” movies.
Above all else, the film shines a light on the fact that, with God, “nothing is wasted,” as the Elevation Worship song says — a twist on Romans 8:28, in which the apostle Paul wrote: “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
“This is the movie for this time, something that brings us together, that gives us hope and faith,” Hool said. “[W]e’re hoping that people — even people that don’t have faith — will come and see this movie and then, maybe, gain some faith. [Releasing a movie now] is a challenge, but we’re up to it.”
Hool was personally invested in telling the stories of the couples in the movie thanks, in part, to his own background. Growing up, his father dealt with an illness similar to one of the characters in the film. Even in his dad’s struggle, Hool said, he believed “things were gonna be OK.”
“I have a line in the movie that says, ‘Put your hand in God’s hand,’ and that’s what I believe in,” he said, adding he wanted to retell the couples’ stories “with emotion and enthusiasm.”
Hool later noted that he’s been involved in more than 50 movies over the course of his career. His time working on “2 Hearts,” he recalled, marked the first time he felt “it was like somebody was watching over us.”
Watch the trailer and the rest of our interview with Hool in the videos above. The movie is in theaters nationwide beginning Friday, Oct. 16.