ANTHEM OF A TEENAGE PROPHET Adaptation Gets Release Date

One teen’s life goes wild after he predicts his best friend’s death in ANTHEM OF A TEENAGE PROPHET!

Cameron Monaghan (Shameless, Gotham) and Peyton List (Jessie, Light as a Feather) starrer Anthem of a Teenage Prophet, based on Joanne Proulx’s 2007 YA Novel Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet is on its way to theaters, and soon.

The book and movie take place in Michigan in 1997 and tell the story of Luke Hunter, a teen whose life is turned upside down after he correctly predicts his best friend’s death. His small town either sees Luke is a complete freak or one of God’s chosen sons and there’s no going back to life as he knows it. Even worse, he seems to be falling in love with his recently deceased best friend’s girlfriend, Faith, in the midst of it all. Can one strange supernatural incident meant something more?

Monaghan and List star as Luke and Faith with Juliette Lewis on board as Luke’s mother and Grayson Gabriel as Luke’s friend, Fang. You can watch the trailer at the top of the post now.

According to Deadline, the movie has just received distribution via SP Releasing, who plans to do a “day-and-date” released that will have the film available in theaters and On Demand on the same date: January 11, 2019.

With not so much as a trailer yet, this release is definitely low-key, but the movie concept is interesting nonetheless.

Check out the poster for the film, as well as the official description, below:

“The Prophet of Death” isn’t a nickname that any teenager looks to be saddled with. But such is the unfortunate lot of Luke (Shameless’ Cameron Monaghan) who’s not only just lost his best friend but also predicted the tragedy while high as a kite. Promptly falling for his dead friend’s girl Faith (rising star Peyton List) despite his best intentions, he likewise spirals into more macabre premonitions, including the demise of his lifelong friend, Fang (Grayson Gabriel). Dead set on turning the tide of fate, Luke starts to suspect that his visions may not be a curse at all.

In adapting Joanne Proulx’s award-winning novel, Robin Hays cranks the 90s-era soundtrack to 11 and amplifies all of the angst, elation and uncertainty rattling around in Luke’s head to, well, anthemic levels. Hays immerses us in Luke’s emotional tumult and leaves us dizzyingly adrift in a sea of roiling frustrations and desires. Despite its supernatural trappings, her debut feature distinguishes itself for just how damn real it all feels.

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