Nicolas Cage to Star in Action-Adventure Film LEFT BEHIND, in Theaters This October
Among the most highly anticipated films to be released in 2014, Stoney Lake Entertainment announces the full-length action-adventuremotion picture LEFT BEHIND. The movie stars Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage (NATIONAL TREASURE, CITY OF ANGELS, THE CROODS) as Rayford Steele, as well asChad Michael Murray, Cassi Thomson, Nicky Whelan, Lea Thompson and Jordin Sparks. The movie is directed by veteran filmmaker, Vic Armstrong (THOR, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, WAR OF THE WORLDS),widely renowned for directing action sequences.LEFT BEHINDis produced and distributed by Stoney Lake Entertainment, with the national releaseslated for October 3, 2014.
LEFT BEHINDfollows Rayford Steele (Nicolas Cage) who is piloting a commercial airliner just hours after the Rapture when millions of people around the globe simply vanish. Thirtythousand feet over the Atlantic, Rayford is faced with a damaged plane, terrified passengers, and a desperate desire to get back to his family. On the ground, his daughter, Chloe Steele(Cassi Thomson) is among those left behind, forced to navigate a world of madness as she searches for her lost mother and brother.Shot mostly in and around Baton Rouge, LA.,LEFTBEHINDwas produced by Paul Lalonde and Michael Walker and co-written by Paul Lalonde and John Patus.
"We're seeing a number of big, biblical movies on the calendar this year, particularlySON OF GOD,NOAH, and EXODUS. What makesLEFT BEHINDdifferent is that it is acontemporary story that could actually happen at any moment," says Paul Lalonde,LEFT BEHINDproducer and CEO of Stoney Lake Entertainment. "It's also a historical account ina sense, because it's based on a true story, it just hasn't happened yet. So it's very important to us that the core story not be changed. We had offers from three of the major studios inHollywood to distribute this movie, but none would allow final control of the story to be left in our hands."
"My greatest hope for this movie is that people will be entertained and thrilled by it, but also that they'll go home and have conversations with their family, and ask 'do you think this could happen, or couldn't happen?' and it'll inspire discussion and closeness," says leading actor Nicolas Cage.