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Film version of mega-best-seller 'The Shack' enters production Print Email
Written by Jeremy Burns   
Monday, 15 June 2015 01:27 PM America/New_York

The-Shack-coverFilm production company Lionsgate announced that principal photography began June 10 on The Shack in Vancouver, Canada. Based on the best-selling book of the same name by William P. Young (Windblown Media/Hachette Book Group), The Shack will be released by Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label.

The film stars Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans, Terminator: Salvation), Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer (Best Supporting Actress, 2012—The Help; Divergent), GRAMMY winner Tim McGraw (The Blind Side), Radha Mitchell (Olympus Has Fallen) and Graham Greene (Longmire), among others. Stuart Hazeldine (Exam) directs the film, which is produced by the Oscar-nominated Gil Netter (Life of Pi, The Blind Side, Marley & Me) and Brad Cummings.

One of the best-selling books—faith-based or otherwise—of the past decade, the New York Times best-selling novel has more than 22 million copies in print worldwide. Aiming to replicate the paperback phenomenon's success on the big screen, The Shack will take audiences on a father’s life-transforming journey that will show him the ultimate truth about love, loss and forgiveness.