Fathom Acquires U.S. Distribution Rights to AVERAGE JOE, the True Story of Football Coach Fired for Praying

Fathom Acquires U.S. Distribution Rights to AVERAGE JOE, the True Story of Football Coach Fired for Praying 

Coach Joe Kennedy’s Historic Battle for Religious Freedom Inspired a Nation and Will Ignite Theaters This Fall

From the Producers of GOD’S NOT DEAD and THE BLIND, AVERAGE JOE Reminds Us Sometimes We Have to Kneel to Ultimately Make a Stand 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 13, 2024) — GND Media Group and Fathom announce the release of AVERAGE JOE, coming to theaters nationwide this fall. Based on the life of US Marine (ret.) and high school football coach Joseph Kennedy, AVERAGE JOE follows the inspiring true story of his fight for religious freedom. Starring Eric Close (“Nashville,” AMERICAN SNIPER, “Suits”) and Amy Acker (ORDINARY ANGELS, “Person of Interest,” “Alias”), and directed by Emmy Award winning Harold Cronk (GOD’S NOT DEAD, UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION), this powerful movie serves as a tribute to the unwavering strength of faith and the human spirit.

Watch the teaser trailer here.

SYNOPSIS: High school football coach Joe Kennedy had no other choice but to fight. A childhood in foster care followed by 20 years in the Marine Corps was nothing compared to his biggest battle: his commitment to stand for God publicly by taking a knee in prayer after each game. When he was fired, Joe and his wife Denise knew this battle for religious freedom, freedom of speech, and the rights of all Americans was one they would have to fight—no matter the cost. From the director and producers of God’s Not Dead and the producers of The Blind comes AVERAGE JOE, in theaters this fall.

For more information and to sign up for updates, please visit https://averagejoemovie.com/.

About Fathom Events

Fathom is a recognized leader in the entertainment industry as one of the top distributors of content to movie theaters in North America. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom operates the largest cinema distribution network, delivering a wide variety of programming and experiences to cinema audiences in all the top U.S. markets and to more than 45 countries. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.

About GND Media Group:

Founded by Troy Duhon and Robert Katz, GND Media Group is one of the most successful small production teams in film. Previous successes include God’s Not Dead, God’s Not Dead 2 and last year’s biopic of Phil Robertson titled The Blind. The team seeks to bring a Bible-based message to the world through movies, concerts, books and other resources. Their passion and expertise lies in uniting a powerful scriptural message with excellent production quality to provide an entertaining and life changing message to Christians and those seeking the truth.​ For more information, go to http://www.gndmediagroup.com/our-mission.

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