Some of the COVID-19 projects were not simple to complete. Filming of the historical romance “Redeeming Love” was completed some time ago, but when the pandemic broke out, the release date was postponed. Fortunately for the actors, crew, and everyone else who is looking forward to seeing this movie, it is now on its way to theatres.

“Redeeming Love” is a love story set during the Gold Rush in California in the 1850s and is based on author Francine Rivers’ popular 1991 novel of the same name. The film, which was inspired by the Bible’s Book of Hosea, will focus on the same primary themes as the original tale, namely, God’s desire to grant forgiveness and love to sinners.

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“Redeeming Love” depicts this lesson via a young woman named Angel’s journey through tremendous challenges to love in a more modern environment (at least compared to the ancient setting of the original Bible account). The main character will be played by Abigail Cowen, who is most known for her roles in “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” and “Fate: The Winx Saga.”

Here’s all we know so far about “Redeeming Love,” the next romance drama.

When will Redeeming Love be available to buy?

In March 2020, in Cape Town, South Africa, “Redeeming Love” wrapped filming. Originally, the film was scheduled to debut in Spring 2021, however, it appears that it has been postponed for unknown reasons (The Wrap). It’s possible that this was done to assure a greater audience by waiting for additional theatres to open and operations to resume. “Redeeming Love” will now be released in early 2022, while no exact date has been set.

Under Universal Pictures’ brand, the film will be released (Variety). D.J. Caruso, the filmmaker, said in response to the news of Universal Pictures’ involvement, “Universal Pictures is an excellent fit for our project. They have a long history of assisting films in reaching their target demographic and beyond.” Universal Pictures should announce the official release date as well as a complete trailer for “Redeeming Love” in the coming months.

Redeeming Love’s cast: who’s who?

Angel will be played by Cowen, with Nina Dobrev playing her mother, Mae, who really loves and cares for her daughter but is unable to care for or stay with her due to life’s challenges. Tom Lewis, who plays the male lead opposite Cowen, is on the other side of the camera. He’ll portray Michael Hosea, a man who meets Angel after she’s been through a lot and helps her believe in love again after she’s been through a lot. Michael’s brother, Paul, will be played by Logan Marshall-Green, while Lucky, a sex worker whom Angel meets and befriends, will be played by Jamie Lee O’Donnell.

Eric Dane portrays Duke, the first guy to fully use and mistreat Angel when she was young, and Famke Janssen portrays Duchess. After escaping Duke as an adult, Angel finds work as a sex worker for Duchess, who takes advantage of her position and refuses to pay Angel, as well as other sex workers.

What does it mean to be redeemed by love?

“Redeeming Love” is all about forgiveness and redemption for Angel and Michael. Angel had a terrible childhood, as she and her mother were forced to live on nearly little. Angel will be left without a guardian once her mother dies. A guy tries to assist by entrusting her to Duke, a wealthy man, but Duke turns out to be a serial killer and pedophile who exploits her for years. Angel is ultimately able to break away from him as an adult, but the cycle of abuse and tribulations for the young woman appears to continue indefinitely.

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When Michael, a quiet, modest man, crosses paths with Angel one day, he feels they were destined to be together almost immediately. Angel, unfortunately for him, has become cynical, distrustful, and despondent about the future, thus she is unresponsive to Michael’s benevolence. Michael, on the other hand, is adamant, and he believes that with a lot of work, understanding, and genuine love, he can win Angel’s heart.

“Angel’s journey teaches us that healing occurs through love and acceptance, never through judgment or force,” according to the director of “Redeeming Love” (The Wrap).