Over the course of his career, Tim McGraw has been a part of some monumental movies. In 2009, he appeared alongside Sandra Bullock in ‘The Blind Side,’ which earned her a Best Actress Oscar. It was recently announced that McGraw would be participating in the much-anticipated film adaptation of William Paul Young’s ‘The Shack.’
The faith-based project is about a family, whose young daughter is believed to be kidnapped and killed during a family camping trip. Years later, the father receives a later from “Papa,” which is his wife’s nickname for God. The father, Mack, is being played by Sam Worthington in the film adaptation while Oscar winner Octavia Spencer has been tapped to play Papa.
Tim recently signed on to the project in a yet-to-be-announced role after being moved by the script.
“I had certainly heard of the book, and actually had the book at home and had planned on reading it,” he says, adding, “but hadn’t had the opportunity, and then I read the script and, I mean, the script tore me apart. It’s just so moving and so painful and so redemptive at the same time.”
Once Tim signed on, he also took time to read the full novel. “It just speaks to you,” he says. “It’s such a moving piece of work about how you can pick up the pieces of your life and how you can sort of find that light and strive to be positive toward people and bring something good out of a terrible situation.”
According to IMDB, the film will be released on November 18, 2016.