By Ben Kayser, Managing Editor
A few weeks ago, Kirk Cameron revealed he was making a new family movie with comedian Tim Hawkins. In an exclusive interview with Movieguide®, Kirk revealed the premise of his next movie MERCY RULE and stated when audiences can expect it.
Kirk explains, “Baseball fans know, Mercy Rule is when you’re beating the other team so badly, you invoke the mercy rule, which lets them off the hook. This is a family film that my wife and I play husband and wife. Bas Rutten from HERE COMES THE BOOM plays the baseball coach, and Tim Hawkins, the comedian who sings the Chick-Fil-A song, plays my brother. This is a movie about a family who learns the kingdom lessons of patience, mercy, sacrifice, legacy, and trusting God.”
When Kirk made the initial announcement, he also asked his 1.4 million fans whether they’d like to see the movie in theaters, on DVD or available for digital download. The response was overwhelming, people want good family friendly content now, so Kirk and his family studio Camfam Studios decided to give audiences what they want. MERCY RULE is available for purchase right now on DVD and Digital Download thanks to an exclusive partnership with Family Christian Stores. Those who purchase it on DVD should receive it by Valentine’s Day 2014. Check back soon for Movieguide®’s review of MERCY RULE.
“Just like FIREPROOF restored marriages, I’m so excited, because I believe MERCY RULE will strengthen families with kids.”
In addition to MERCY RULE, Kirk is currently working on a Christmas movie expected later this year that addresses the importance of the holiday and its Christian roots.
Watch the full video of the interview below.