First Look at Newest Kendrick Brothers' Theatrical Release: 'THE FORGE' from AFFIRM & Provident Films

Staff Report

Thursday, November 16th, 2023

Fans of the powerful box office hit WAR ROOM are in for an exciting new adventure coming August 23, 2024. AFFIRM Films, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. (SPE) company, and Provident Films announce the release of the Kendrick Brothers' newest film, THE FORGE, a bold, inspirational drama about the power of mentorship that takes place in the same cinematic world as WAR ROOM, their 2015 hit film that claimed a rare A+ Cinema Score.

The Kendrick Brothers continue to bring powerful and compelling stories to international audiences of all ages. THE FORGE is their newest feature, joining FACING THE GIANTS, FIREPROOF, COURAGEOUS, OVERCOMER and the #1 box-office hit WAR ROOM.

In THE FORGE, viewers can expect the same, signature humor, heart, and faith-focused family content that The Kendrick Brothers brought to the silver screen in WAR ROOM, but with some exciting new themes, characters, and story twists.

Catch a sneak peak of the film here.

"We were already inspired with a powerful storyline, but the entire movie vaulted up when we realized it beautifully fit alongside our favorite War Room characters," said Stephen Kendrick. Alex Kendrick added, "We've thought outside the box and did some things we've never done before with THE FORGE and can't wait to see how audiences react to it and these themes of mentorship and second chances."

The Forge tells the story of Isaiah Wright, a 19 year old who lives for basketball and video games. A year out of high school, he still has no job, no plans, and no idea how to be a man. At odds with his single mom, Cynthia, Isaiah is given an ultimatum - to step up or move out. Feeling the pull from his friends and the push from his mom, Isaiah is hired by Moore Fitness, but has no idea how the owner will personally impact his life. With the prayers of his mother and unexpected guidance from his new mentor, Isaiah is forced to deal with his past, sacrifice his selfishness and discover how God might have a greater purpose for his life. From the Kendrick Brothers, the creators of the #1 box office hit WAR ROOM, comes THE FORGE, a faith-filled new movie with emotional themes, old friends, and new twists.

THE FORGE was filmed throughout June and July in the Kendricks' hometown of Albany, GA. "Albany is where our filmmaking journey began," said Stephen Kendrick. "We love our home-town and were very excited about partnering with the great people in our city, so many of the local businesses, and the vibrant church community."

The cast of THE FORGE includes familiar faces such as Priscilla Shirer (WAR ROOM, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE), Cameron Arnett (OVERCOMER, STAND YOUR GROUND), Karen Abercrombie (WAR ROOM, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3) and newcomer Aspen Kennedy. THE FORGE will release in theaters across North America on August 23, 2024.

THE FORGE is directed by Alex Kendrick (WAR ROOM) and produced by Stephen Kendrick (WAR ROOM), with a screenplay by Alex and Stephen Kendrick.