ABC Hallmark Movie “Mitch Albom’s Have A Little Faith” Has Powerhouse Cast

It’s been a long time since ABC had a regular series of Sunday Night Movies that actually meant anything. But I think this upcoming Hallmark movie is the exception. It has a powerhouse cast including Laurence Fishburne, Bradley Whitford, Anika Noni Rose, and Martin Landau Star and a screenplay from writer Mitch Albom.

Have a Little Faith, Albom’s first non-fiction book since Tuesdays with Morrie, was a No. 1 New York Times bestseller, remaining on the list for more than seven months, and was published in March in paperback.

Emmy and Tony Award winner and Oscar nominee Laurence Fishburne plays Henry Covington a Detroit preacher who overcame – along with his wife, Annette, played by Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose, a life mired in drugs and crime. Mitch Albom, portrayed in the movie by Bradley Whitfor, met the reverend-in-recovery when he wrote newspaper columns about homeless people and homeless shelters. Covington’s I Am My Brother’s Keeper Church provided food and a place — on the church floor — where homeless people could sleep.

The other central character in Albom’s book and movie is New Jersey Rabbi Albert Lewis, played by Academy Award winner Martin Landau. “The Reb,” as Albom calls him, asks Albom – who had briefly attended the rabbi’s synagogue as a child — to write his eulogy.

On the surface, these two larger-than-life characters, the charismatic African-American preacher and the feisty, funny rabbi, could hardly be more different. But they each in their own way profoundly affect the writer. It’s a story about life’s purpose – losing belief and finding it again – and about the divine spark inside all of us. One man’s journey is really everyone’s story.

The Hallmark Hall of Fame film, “Mitch Albom’s Have a Little Faith,” premiers Sunday, November 27 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.

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9 Responses to ABC Hallmark Movie “Mitch Albom’s Have A Little Faith” Has Powerhouse Cast

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  4. Diane Cobbs says:

    That was such a great movie, going to get the book. Thank you for such good movie.

  5. Vicki ONeill says:

    I loved the movie. It was very inspiring and I would like to have my boys watch it. I looked for the dvd to purchase and couldn’t find it. Can I purchase a dvd from Halmark.

  6. Adam E says:

    Will it show again? I really want to see it again… I can’t find a showing for it.

  7. MARY LEE BOYSTER says:

    Thank you !!! This was inspiring. Look forward to buying the DVD

  8. Bill Rezey says:

    Easily the most moving . . . right-to-the heart movie I’ve ever seen. A great book to send to friends that matter and need an uplifting message.

  9. Chery Nicholas says:

    Loved the movie! Is there a copy available? Will it air, again?

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