Looking for The Shack movie trivia? We’re sharing a few surprising tidbits about the upcoming faith-based drama movie. The Shack is based on the 2007 book of the same name by William P. Young. The movie will hit theaters on March 3, 2017. The movie tells the story of Mack Phillips, whose daughter is murdered. It shares the journey of the aftermath of the murder, including his spiral into depression and doubts about his innermost beliefs. Here is some movie trivia from The Shack.
The Shack Movie Trivia
Some details about the soundtrack for The Shack have been released and it sounds like it will be awesome. Country power couple, Tim McGraw and his wife, Faith Hill, have recorded a duet for the film, titled Keep Your Eyes On Me. Tim McGraw is also set to star in the movie as the role of Willie.
Also on the soundtrack for the upcoming movie will be country duo Dan & Shay, with When I Pray for You; country group Lady Antebellum, with Lay Our Flowers Down; Christian rock band Skillet, with Stars; worship band Hillsong United, with Heaven Knows and pop star Kelly Clarkson and soul singer Aloe Blacc with a duet, titled Love Goes On.
Of course, as with many faith-based movies, The Shack doesn’t come without controversy. One of the main controversies is the 3 people that comprise The Trinity, in the movie. Jesus is a Jewish carpenter; The Holy Spirit is an Asian woman and God the Father is an African-American woman. The main problem lies with God the Father being a woman and being African-American.
The book, The Shack, by William P. Young is a best-selling novel, selling more than 25 million copies and is printed in 41 languages. He is aware of the controversy surround the book and the movie, but he states that his goal was to challenge people’s ideas about God’s character and nature.
Stuart Hazeldine is The Shack’s movie director. This will be the 2nd movie that he has directed, with his 1st being the 2009 psychological movie Exam.
Sam Worthington, who plays the role of Mack Phillips and Octavia Spencer, who plays the role of Papa/Elouisa, are the two main characters in the movie. Neither one of these stars are new to movie roles, however. Sam Worthington is well-known for his roles, including Jake Sully in the 2009 movie Avatar, Marcus Wright in the 2009 movie Terminator Salvation, Guy Cotter in the 2015 movie Everest and Captain Glover in the 2016 movie Hacksaw Ridge. Octavia Spencer is best-known for her roles, including Minny Jackson in the 2011 movie The Help, Jenny is the 2012 movie Smashed, Wanda in the 2013 movie Fruitvale Station and Dorothy Vaughan in the 2016 movie Hidden Figures.