'Do You Believe' Movie Preview, Trailer, Release Date: New Christian Film on Faith, Power of the Cross

( [email protected] ) Dec 09, 2014 01:41 PM EST
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''Do You Believe'' will hit theaters in Spring 2015. (Facebook/Life Way Films)

The writers behind the massively successful Christian film 'God's Not Dead' are bringing 'Do You Believe,' a hard-hitting film about faith and power of God, to theatres this coming Spring.

Produced by faith-based company Pure Flix, "Do You Believe?" focuses on multiple different lives that intersect on the streets of Chicago, including a pastor who re-examining his faith, a veteran suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder, and a gang member who is fighting against belief. The characters' stories connect in a way that reveals the "redemptive power of the cross."

The cast includes Ted McGinley, Cybill Shepherd, Lee Majors, Ted McGinley, and UFC Champion Mavrick Von Haug, and Delroy Lindo.

"'God's Not Dead' resonated with audiences because it explored and validated the existence of God," "Do You Believe?" producer and actor David A.R. White said. "'Do You Believe?' takes Christianity to another level...the power of the cross."

"It is our hope that the film's compassionate and convicting message will create the same passion and conviction that 'God's Not Dead' did for audiences," White added.

The film also stars Golden Globe Award-winner Cybill Shepherd, Sean Astin, Lee Majors, Brian Bosworth and Delroy Lindo. The Jonathan M. Gunn-directed drama was written by Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon.

"We Believe," the hit song by Christian rock band The Newsboys is also featured in the film.

"Do You Believe?" is the first film released by Pure Flix since "God's Not Dead" became the highest-grossing independent faith film of 2013, taking in a whopping $60 million domestically and $50 million more internationally.

"We are humbled and grateful for the support of audiences, pastors, church leaders and those who saw the greater message of 'God's Not Dead,'" producer Michael Scott said in a press release. "The making of this film has been an incredible and poignant journey, and the success has been an even greater surprise."

White has said that after 'Do You Believe' hits theaters, producers will likely work on a sequel to "God's Not Dead."

"We're in early talks about the sequel to that film," he said. "We definitely believe that it will go on.

"A lot of the feedback that we received from the first one [centers on the questions], 'Where do these characters go on to?' 'What happens to them after?' We're taking all that into consideration."

You can see the official trailer for "Do You Believe" here: