Worship singer and songwriter, Cory Asbury, announced on his social media page that Paramount Pictures will make a film based on his powerful song, “Reckless Love.”
Cory released “Reckless Love” in 2017 and since then, it has touched people with a fresh revelation of God’s love. And today, the critically acclaimed worship song will take it up another level as it will be portrayed on the big screen.
DeVon Franklin, the producer behind successful films “Heaven is for Real” and “Miracles from Heaven”, partnered with Paramount Pictures to produce the movie.
According to Franklin, the movie will follow the love story of Cory and his wife, Anna.
Cory revealed in his Facebook post that he was initially hesitant with Franklin’s offer. He shared, “If you know me, you know how highly I value authenticity & realness. So, taking advantage of the success of a song God had freely given me felt a bit exploitative. I didn’t want to ‘milk it’ for all it was worth.”
The fragility of his relationship with his father, which is part of the movie, also hindered Cory from accepting the proposal.
“Cory, what if this film is bigger than you & your story?” Franklin asked Cory. “What if it brings healing to your dad & dads all across the world?”
This struck home for Cory. So, he went to ask for permission from his father the next day. They wept together and took the first step toward healing in their relationship.
“I kept praying for a mouthpiece, a platform, some way to blast the message He was writing in me to the world,” Cory said. “I was hoping for a song or a sermon, but He saw something much bigger.”
“The film was the vehicle God wanted to use to get the message of His love to the world.”
Cory further noted that the movie is about surrender, letting go, and falling into the reckless love of God. He said, “It follows the story of a broken young man who finds God & family at the cost of well… everything. And my wife is the hero, not me.”