A trailer for the highly anticipated film Redeeming Love has finally been released, and a date has been set for when the movie will hit theatres.

The movie is based on Francine Rivers' hit novel of the same name and is a retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea. The movie will hit theatres in Canada on January 21, 2022.

Abigail Cowen and Tom Lewis star as the two main characters, set in the 1850s California Gold Rush. Inspired by the book of Hosea in the Bible, the story focuses on the redeeming love of God towards sinners.

The story centers on Angel (Cowen), who was sold into prostitution as a child. She has survived through hatred and self-loathing until she meets Michael Hosea (Lewis) and discovers there is no brokenness that love can't heal. The story reflects the redemptive power of unconditional and sacrificial love with characters and circumstances relevant to the contemporary world.

The film was announced in 2020 and fans of the novel have been waiting somewhat impatiently for more news since then.

The Redeeming Love novel has remained on multiple fiction bestseller lists for more than 15 years and has been published in over 30 languages.

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"The story is still as relevant today as it was 30 years ago," said "Euphoria" star Eric Dane. "It is a story that portrays the battle of light versus dark with unlikely redemption waiting for you at the end."

"I fell in love with the characters in this story after my wife introduced me to the novel," says director D.J. Caruso. "It presented me with a rich tapestry of complex characters and outstanding visual opportunities, all wrapped in an epic love story that transcends generations."

Francine Rivers serves as an executive producer and screenplay writer, alongside director D.J. Caruso.