Jim Caviezel to Star in SOUND OF FREEDOM with Angel Studios

Jim Caviezel to Star in SOUND OF FREEDOM with Angel Studios

By Movieguide® Contributor

Angel Studios has acquired the distribution rights to Jim Caviezel’s SOUND OF FREEDOM and plans for a 2023 theatrical release.

SOUND OF FREEDOM follows the true story of Tim Ballard, who quit his job as a government agent to rescue children from sex trafficking. At first, he finds himself lost in this dark world but soon finds meaning after saving a 7-year-old boy who had been kidnapped. The young boy then asks Ballard to find and rescue his sister, who had also been kidnapped.

Ballard later founded Operation Underground Railroad, a nonprofit which works to save children from the world sex trade. Many of their employees are past government agents who partner with law enforcement around the world to rescue children.

“SOUND OF FREEDOM is a riveting film that shares the story of one man’s heroic efforts to rescue children from human trafficking,” said Angel Studios CEO Neal Harmon. “Through this powerful cinematic experience, we aim to amplify the growing movement to expose this heinous violation of human rights and inspire people to take action, helping their communities put an end to this modern-day slavery once and for all.”

Movieguide® award winner Caviezal (THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST) stars as Ballard, alongside Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino and Emmy-nominee Bill Camp. The film was written and directed by Alejandro Monteverde and produced by Eduardo Verástegui and executive produced by Jaime Hernandez.

SOUND OF FREEDOM is slated to release in the second half of 2023, but no set date has been confirmed.

Movieguide® has previously reported on Angel Studios:

Angel Studios, the studio behind THE CHOSEN, has started filming their first original theatrical release, a Sci-Fi movie called THE SHIFT.

“[THE SHIFT is] a story about a guy’s harrowing journey through the multiverse back to what matters most to him, and the formidable adversary he battles at every turn,” writer and director Brock Heasley shared.

THE SHIFT will deal with life’s most significant questions through characters who follow biblical truth.

The story takes many cues from the book of Job, as the main character, Kevin, will fight to hold onto hope in the face of crushing despair. Through this, Angel Studios hopes to follow C.S. Lewis’s example by creating a truth-affirming story that is intriguing to both Christian and non-Christian audiences.

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