Relativity Lets Rights to ‘Hillsong – Let Hope Rise’ Revert to Producers (EXCLUSIVE)

Rights to the faith-based film “Hillsong – Let Hope Rise” have reverted back to the documentary’s producers as Relativity Media prepares for bankruptcy.

The embattled studio originally intended to release the film on September 30, but took it off the schedule earlier this month as it struggled to deal with the fallout from a massive missed debt payment. Relativity acquired rights to the film, which focuses on the Australia-based Christian worship band Hillsong United, in March.

Earlier this year, Warner Bros. pulled the movie from its April 1 slot after Alcon Entertainment was unable to secure the rights. The film is a play for faith-based crowds. Hillsong United is led by Joel Houston, the son of Hillsong Church’s founders, an organization that boasts more than 100,000 weekly attendees across its 12 locations.

The film is a co-production of Cantinas Entertainment, Grace Hill Media and MediaWeaver Entertainment.

Relativity is expected to file for Chapter 11 protection on Thursday. The studio has been trying to sell off or unload several of its projects. On Wednesday, it let go of rights to the upcoming Western “Jane Got a Gun” and allowed the makers of a Jesse Owens biopic, set to star Anthony Mackie, to pull the film from their slate.

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