Amid news that the Sunday, Feb. 4, post-Super Bowl episode of NBC’s family drama “This Is Us” will finally reveal how father Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia) died, Chrissy Metz, who plays his daughter, Kate, has landed a heart-tugging role of her own.
The 37-year-old actress — fresh off a SAG Awards win for ensemble cast in a drama — will star in “The Impossible,” from Fox 2000 and “Miracles from Heaven” and “The Star” executive producer DeVon Franklin. To be directed by Roxann Dawson, it’s based on “The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother’s Faith and Her Child’s Resurrection,” written by Joyce Smith, based on a true story from her life.
Metz will star as Joyce, whose 14-year-old son fell through a frozen lake in Missouri one winter and was proclaimed lifeless. Through prayer and faith, Joyce sat by her son’s bedside until his heart started beating again.
Seven Pounds scribe Grant Nieporte adapted the screenplay. Marisa Paiva will oversee production for the studio as filming is slated to being filming will begin in March in Winnipeg.
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