Letitia Wright Wants SOUND OF HOPE to Make This Cultural Change

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Letitia Wright Wants SOUND OF HOPE to Make This Cultural Change

By Movieguide® Contributor

Actress Letitia Wright discussed her new faith-based movie, SOUND OF HOPE: THE STORY OF POSSUM TROT — the first project she has worked on behind the camera as a producer.

“So, SOUND OF HOPE: THE STORY OF POSSUM TROT, I saw this article in 2020 when I started my [production] company, and I was just moved by this family in Possum Trot who didn’t wait for anyone to kind of tell them what to do,” Wright told THE VIEW. “They just saw a need in their community, and they just provided that help. So [I was] inspired by them. I was like, yes, I would like to executive produce. They’re just a wonderful example of what we can do to help children.”

“POSSUM TROT shares the true story of Bishop and First Lady Donna Martin, and their tiny Bennett Chapel church, in the town of Possum Trot in the woods of East Texas. Twenty two families linked arms and courageously adopted seventy seven of the most difficult-to-place children in the local foster care system, igniting a national movement for vulnerable children that continues today,” a synopsis of the movie reads.

Wright hopes that the movie will encourage audiences to follow suit and consider adopting children of their own. With over 100,000 kids currently in the foster system, the actress hopes her new movie will help connect the most vulnerable kids with loving and caring families.

“Just taking a further look into the foster care system as a whole, just the need for safe homes and just for us as humanity to step up for children. I’m so grateful that this film came on my path because it just educated me,” Wright told ABC News.

“I feel like the main aim that I kept saying to my fellow producers was like, at the end of this film, if we have the hearts of people saying, I want to adopt. I want to care for the needs of a child, even if it’s only one [person] then we’ve made some type of a difference.”

Part of Movieguide®’s review reads:

SOUND OF HOPE: THE STORY OF POSSUM TROT is a beautiful story about an entire town taking in foster children. As such, it has a strong Christian, morally uplifting worldview. However, the movie does deal with some of the realities and hardships foster families and foster children undergo. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for children and families. However, SOUND OF HOPE: THE STORY OF POSSUM TROT shows that God’s love is real and that, no matter what your past is, God will always be with you.

SOUND OF HOPE: THE STORY OF POSSUM TROT hits theaters starting July 4.

Movieguide® previously reported:

Angel Studios’ upcoming release, SOUND OF HOPE: THE STORY OF POSSUM TROT, hopes to change the lives of children in the foster care system.

The film will be released in theaters on July 4, 2024, and follows the true story of Donna and Reverend Martin who encouraged their community to help children in the foster care system. Their drive led families to adopt 77 children in need of homes.

BLACK PANTHER star Letitia Wright produced the movie and shared her love for this story.

“I was told about the Martin family in Possum Trot, Texas a few years ago. Immediately I was moved by their compassion and love towards helping children within the foster care system, I found a similar feeling of purpose and desire for change alongside the director and writer who have known the Martins for many years,” she said in a press release. “This film will connect to hearts all over the world and will bring real impact and change for children not only in America but across the world.”

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