Film adaptation of New York Times best-seller releasing in theaters October 20th nationwide
SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME, the first joint film partnership between Paramount Pictures and Pure Flix, is releasing to theaters nationwide on October 20, 2017. The stellar cast stars Academy Award® nominee Greg Kinnear, Academy Award® winner Renée Zellweger, Academy Award® nominee Djimon Hounsou, and Academy Award® winner Jon Voight.
SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME is based on the New York Times best-seller of the same name and recounts the inspiring true story of a successful businessman with a broken marriage, an emotionally scarred homeless man with sensitivity beyond his circumstances, and the woman who helped them experience a bond that crossed the racial and socioeconomic divides that could have separated them.
The film follows Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear) an international art dealer, whose home life in Dallas is nowhere near as fulfilling as his professional one. He has long since stopped working on anything but appearances in his marriage, a practice he likely inherited from his estranged alcoholic father (Jon Voight). But when his wife, Debbie (Renée Zellweger), discovers his infidelity, she offers him forgiveness – and in an effort to restore their marriage, he joins her in volunteering at a local homeless shelter.
As Ron struggles to find the same joy his wife experiences in helping the less-fortunate, the couple meets Denver (Djimon Hounsou), a homeless man served by the shelter, whose gentle heart is protected by a tough exterior from decades of accumulated injustices. But it’s Debbie, who recognizes Denver from a dream, and pushes her husband to befriend him, believing together they can help change the city. Ultimately the three share the most unexpected and incredible journey of their lives.
“The world would be a much better place, a much more hopeful place, if we all treated each other with the love and compassion Ron, Denver and Debbie shared so freely,” Producer Stephen Johnston says. “This is a powerful, compelling movie that can change hearts – and lives.”
SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME, rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some violence and language, is directed by Michael Carney in his feature-film debut from a script he co-wrote with Alexander Foard and Ron Hall. It is produced by Cale Boyter (ELF, WEDDING CRASHERS), Mary Parent (THE REVENANT, KONG: SKULL ISLAND), Ron Hall, Stephen Johnston and Darren Moorman.
The film’s official website – www.samekindofdifferentasmemovie.com – features links to the trailer and a video feature about the themes of the story; information on buying group tickets; a blog that includes excerpts from the book; and endorsements by influential leaders.
About Pure Flix Entertainment
Founded in 2005 by Michael Scott, David A.R. White, Russell Wolfe and Elizabeth Travis, Pure Flix has become the largest independent faith and family studio in the world. Their recent releases include The Case for Christ, God’s Not Dead 2, God’s Not Dead, Do You Believe?, and Woodlawn.
With offices in Los Angeles and Scottsdale, Pure Flix has produced, acquired, marketed and distributed nearly 100 faith and family-friendly properties. Aligned with their mission to transform the human spirit through values-based entertainment, Pure Flix is the industry leader in creating high-quality inspirational feature film content. Their official web site is http://www.pureflixstudio.com.