A new faith-based film is set to hit the big screen this summer. 

The Forge, the Kendrick Brothers' newest film, is a bold inspirational drama that tells the story of Isaiah Wright, a 19-year-old who, a year out of high school, has no plans, no job and no idea how to be a man.

His mother, played by Priscilla Shirer, gives him two options, to step up or move out. Feeling the pressure, 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

“We made this film to inspire, challenge, and motivate viewers to follow Jesus wholeheartedly,” said director Alex Kendrick. “We hope that audiences around the world will recognize the pivotal role that Godly mentorship plays in shaping the next generation.”

The cast of The Forge includes many familiar faces, including Priscilla Shirer (War Room), Cameron Arnett (Overcomer), and Karen Abercrombie (War Room). It also stars T.C. Stallings, BJ Arnett, Jonathan Evans, and Tommy Woodard (FAMILY CAMP).

“It is an honour to partner with the Kendrick Brothers to bring another powerful story to movie screens that will impact people and glorify Jesus,” said Priscilla Shirer. “The theme of discipleship is near and dear to my heart, especially as a mom to three boys. My prayer is that this film will inspire parents to pray fervently for their children and for the mentors that God will use to impact their lives."

The Forge will hit theatres nationwide on Aug. 23, 2024.