I just did a quick check again on where The Last Sin Eater will be playing, and Boise is now on the list. It just so happens that I was already scheduled to go see a movie on Sunday, so now I will campaign to make it this movie instead of the one we’d planned. I know it is very important in Hollywood how the first weekend box office goes. I want to support this one.
PW reports this about the movie’s premiere at CBA Expo:
On Wednesday night, evangelical novelist Francine Rivers and a standing-room-only crowd saw the film adaptation of her 1998 book The Last Sin-Eater starring Academy Award-winning actress Louise Fletcher and Golden Globe nominee Henry Thomas (of E.T. fame). Rivers and producer Michael Landon, Jr., got a standing ovation at the end of the movie; it opens on some 500 screens on February 9.
Tyndale House released a special trade paperback edition of the novel, which includes a full-color inset with movie images. Mavis Sanders, corporate publicist for Tyndale, said the reissue has gone back to press for a second run; the novel now has 193,000 total copies in print.
I read somewhere that Francine had final say on the movie, that if she felt the faith message was not what it should be or (to the best of my knowledge) for other reasons, she could have had her name removed from the film as well as any indication that it was based on her novel. Knowing that she was pleased with the film tells me a lot.
So, if you thought the film wasn’t playing in your area, check back with the link shown above. Maybe it will get to you after all.