FILM TRAILER: Celebrate Father’s Day with the Inspirational “Meet The Men Of The Forge” Featurette, Delivering a Powerful Message About the Impact of Dads


Exclusively in Theaters August 23, THE FORGE Unveils a Heartfelt Look at Fatherhood and Mentorship — View the New Extended Trailer Here

Just in time for Father’s Day, Sony Pictures’ AFFIRM Films, Provident Films, and the Kendrick Brothers present the “MEET THE MEN OF THE FORGE” video featurette/ extended trailer. This special release introduces audiences to the remarkable group of men who bring the film’s powerful message of mentorship and discipleship to life.

Set to debut in theaters on August 23, THE FORGE is a bold, inspirational drama about the power of mentorship that takes place in the same cinematic world as WAR ROOM, the 2015 hit film that claimed the #1 spot on the North American box office charts.

The cast of THE FORGE includes Priscilla Shirer (WAR ROOM), Cameron Arnett (OVERCOMER), Karen Abercrombie (WAR ROOM) and newcomer Aspen Kennedy. Also starring T.C. Stallings (WAR ROOM), BJ Arnett, Ken Bevel (COURAGEOUS), Former NFL star Benjamin Watson, Jonathan Evans, Jerry Shirer and Tommy Woodard (FAMILY CAMP).

In the film, we meet a small group of men who challenge one another as they mentor a group of young believers. This video introduces the real-life men chosen to portray these roles: fathers, pastors, retired professional athletes, actors, and businessmen. Among them are Watson, Shirer (husband of the film’s star Priscilla Shirer), Stallings and more—all following Christ both on screen and in their daily lives, some joined by their real life sons A.C. Stallings (T.C.’s son), K.J. Bevel (Ken’s son), and Jude Shirer (Jerry and Priscilla’s son).

Offering a rich, emotionally resonant story that highlights the vital role of mentorship, faith, and the transformative impact of fathers and father figures in shaping the next generation, in “Meet The Men of The Forge” viewers hear from these Dads about their experiences in their own words. In one clip, Watson shares an inspiring story about the power of discipleship from his days in the NFL:

“In 2015, I was playing for the New Orleans Saints, and there were a couple guys on our team who were fairly new believers…They’d ask questions, we’d try to answer them, that sort of thing. Well, at the end of that season, these two guys said they wanted to be baptized. Of all my NFL memories, that probably sticks out the most, just because it was discipleship. We were peers. We had the same life experiences, spent a lot of time with each other. We were able to watch each other’s lives to see if we were truthful to the things that we profess.”

“The Forge” is a compelling exploration of the human spirit and the power of mentorship to shape and transform lives. It delves into themes of perseverance, faith, and the importance of embracing one’s potential. The film will be released exclusively in theaters nationwide on August 23, with tickets on sale now.




Isaiah Wright has some growing up to do. A year out of high school with no plans for his future, Isaiah is challenged by his single mom and a successful businessman to start charting a better course for his life. Through the prayers of his mother and biblical discipleship from his new mentor, Isaiah begins to discover God’s purpose for his life is so much more than he could hope for or imagine. From the Kendrick Brothers, the creators of the No. 1 hit WAR ROOM, comes THE FORGE, a faith-filled new movie with old friends and inspiring new twists.

Run Time: 118 min | Rating: PG

Directed by: Alex Kendrick

Screenplay by: Alex and Stephen Kendrick

Produced by: Stephen Kendrick

Press interviews are available with members of the cast and creative team, as well as screeners and other assets. Contact us to schedule or for more information at or submit a request here.

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First Look: New Trailer for “The Forge” —

Priscilla Shirer and Aspen Kennedy Shine in Kendrick Brothers’ Highly Awaited Sequel to #1 Box Office Hit “War Room”

Fans of the powerful #1 box office hit “War Room” can get a first look at the highly anticipated follow up feature from the same cinematic universe, “THE FORGE,” through a brand new trailer dropping today. The trailer previews an unforgettable cinematic experience with Priscilla Shirer, Aspen Kennedy, Cameron Arnett and Karen Abercrombie leading the cast.

At the heart of THE FORGE lies a powerful story of mentorship, self-discovery, redemption and faith that promises to inspire and uplift audiences nationwide.

“The Forge” follows the journey of Isaiah Wright, a 19-year-old whose life revolves around basketball and video games. Despite his talents, Isaiah finds himself at a crossroads, with no job, no plans, and no sense of direction. At odds with his single mother, Cynthia, Isaiah is given an ultimatum – to step up or move out. Driven by the prayers of his mother and the unexpected guidance of his new mentor, Isaiah embarks on a transformative journey. Hired by Moore Fitness, Isaiah encounters the owner, whose personal impact on his life proves to be profound. Through trials and tribulations, Isaiah confronts his past, sacrifices his selfishness, and discovers a greater purpose for his life.

Viewers are invited to delve deeper into this transformative narrative with the ‘Heart of The Forge’ extended trailer. Featuring insightful interviews with filmmakers, soundbites from stars like Priscilla Shirer, and additional insights into the film, this extended trailer offers an immersive glimpse into the world of THE FORGE.


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