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Erwin Brothers Cast Zachary Levi, Patricia Heaton, Peter Facinelli in Upcoming Movie

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Erwin Brothers Cast Zachary Levi, Patricia Heaton, Peter Facinelli in Upcoming Movie

By Movieguide® Staff

Earlier this year, Christian filmmakers Jon and Andrew Erwin announced that they had started casting for their upcoming movie THE UNBREAKABLE BOY, and now they’ve found their star.  

Jacob Laval, 12, landed the title role in THE UNBREAKABLE BOY and will star alongside previously announced star Zachary Levi in the inspirational faith-based drama from Kingdom Story Company and Lionsgate. 

Patricia Heaton and Peter Facinelli will co-star.

The movie follows the novel called “The Unbreakable Boy: A Father’s Fear, a Son’s Courage, and a Story of Unconditional Love” written by Scott M. LeRette. 

The story is about a boy named Austin (Laval) who is born with both a rare brittle-bone disease and autism. Despite Austin’s circumstances, the boy remains joyous, funny, and optimistic about life, inspiring his parents to walk through life with him.  

Movieguide previously reported that Jon Erwin, Andrew Erwin, and Kevin Downes began production in Oklahoma: 

The movie begins production later this month in Oklahoma City, with the Erwin Brothers producing through their Kingdom Story company. The faith-based company is engaged in a long-term partnership with Lionsgate to provide “event-level entertainment for audiences of faith.”

The Erwin brothers, alongside producers Jerilyn Esquibel, Kevin Downes, and Peter Facinelli, are joined by writer and director Jon Gunn, who previously worked on this year’s inspirational faith-based movie I STILL BELIEVE. Gunn also directed THE CASE FOR CHRIST…

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office Director Tava Maloy Sofsky said: … “Ushering the Erwin Brothers … home to our great state for their next two features with Lionsgate is testament to great storytellers, visionaries and businesses seeing value and opportunity in our land and our people. After such a magical experience working with them on the box office hit, “I Can Only Imagine,” we could not be more proud to welcome their entire team back to Oklahoma to make this funny and inspiring movie, ‘The Unbreakable Boy.’”