The surprise summer blockbuster “Sound of Freedom” has found a streaming home.
More than 100 days after its wildly successful theatrical release on July 4, the Angel Studios hit movie will stream exclusively on the Utah-based brand’s subscription service, Angel Guild.
While the press release about the film’s streaming debut did not include an option for a one-time fee to watch the movie, the Angel Guild platform offers an auto-renew membership for $20 per month or $175 per year. The film will drop onto the service Oct. 13.
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Jared Geesey, chief distribution officer for Angel Studios, credited the Angel Guild — a community of thousands of Angel investors who review “Torches” (anything ranging from concept footage to fully completed content) and vote on whether Angel Studios should invest in the project — for the success of “Sound of Freedom.”
“The Angel Guild selected and made ‘Sound of Freedom’ so successful theatrically,” he said in a statement. “They decide what projects are green-lit and are presented to audiences. We are honored to give them exclusive early access to this film prior to its wider release through the world’s leading digital platforms and retailers.”
Following its limited release on the Angel Guild platform, the popular movie will be made widely available for digital purchase Nov. 3, DVD and Blu-ray Nov. 14, and digital rental Dec. 15.
“Sound of Freedom” upset the box office this summer with a stunning financial success, bringing in a whopping $183.2 million in revenue — outperforming major Hollywood films like “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” and “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.”
The movie, starring Jim Caviezel (“Person of Interest,” “The Passion of the Christ”), chronicles the real-life experiences of Tim Ballard, a former agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He left his government job to work exclusively on rescuing children from the sex trade.
You can watch our conversation with Ballard in the video below:
In recent days, Ballard has been accused of sexual misconduct by several women with whom he has worked. A handful of female decoys who have partnered with him on his sting operations to rescue children have accused the Operation Underground Railroad founder of pressuring them into showering and sharing the bed with him. As a result of the complaints, O.U.R. launched an internal investigation that led to Ballard’s resignation in late June, as CBN News reported.
A follow-up report from CBN Digital detailed Ballard’s explanation for the “tactics” he uses in his work around the world since launching O.U.R. in 2013, as well as a denial of any wrongdoing on his part.
All of this comes as rumors have swirled Ballard may run for outgoing Sen. Mitt Romney’s (R-Utah) seat in Congress.
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