Warner Bros. has pulled the Christian music documentary “Hillsong – Let Hope Rise” from its April 1 slot.
The movie has been scheduled to open wordlwide on the pre-Easter date since last July, when Alcon Entertainment bought rights to movie. Easter Sunday is on April 5.
Warner Bros. distributes Alcon’s motion pictures through the companies’ long-term output distribution agreement. The studio and Alcon had no immediate comment.
The movie is directed by Michael John Warren (Jay-Z’s “Fade to Black”) and focuses on the Australia-based Christian worship band Hillsong United. The band has sold more than 16 million albums.
Hillsong United is led by Joel Houston, son of Hillsong Church founders Brian and Bobbie Houston. Hillsong Church has 12 locations with more than 100,000 weekly attendees.
UPDATE, 12:50 p.m. PST — A rep for Alcon said that the company was unable to close the rights deal for the movie.