The Resurrection of Gavin Stone

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The Resurrection of Gavin Stone
The Resurrection of Gavin Stone film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDallas Jenkins
Written byAndrea Gyertson Nasfell
Produced by
  • Fred Adams
  • John Bolin
  • Larry Douglas
  • Jamie Elliott
  • Michael J. Luisi
  • Ralph E. Portillo
CinematographyLyn Moncrief
Edited byKenneth Marsten
Music byJeehun Hwang
Distributed by
Release date
  • January 20, 2017 (2017-01-20)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$2 million[1]
Box office$2.3 million[2]

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone is a 2017 American Christian comedy drama film directed by Dallas Jenkins, written by Andrea Gyertson Nasfell, and starring Brett Dalton, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Neil Flynn, Shawn Michaels and D. B. Sweeney. The film was released on January 20, 2017, by WWE Studios and Blumhouse Tilt.


Former child star Gavin Stone is now a washed-up, partied-out man. When he is forced to return home, he pretends to be a Christian so he can portray Jesus in an Easter play being produced by a megachurch.[3]



On July 29, 2015, it was announced that WWE Studios had acquired worldwide rights to the faith-based comedy from Vertical Church Films.[4][5] On July 20, 2016, Vertical Church Films announced that the film would be released on January 20, 2017.[6]

Critical response[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 54% based on 13 reviews and an average rating of 5.3/10.[7] On Metacritic, the film has a score 36 out of 100 based on 5 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[8]


  1. ^ Gathman, Dave (February 20, 2015). "Elgin church close to beginning first feature film". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  2. ^ "The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2017)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  3. ^ "The Resurrection of Gavin Stone". IMDb. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (July 29, 2015). "WWE Studios Buys Brett Dalton's 'Resurrection of Gavin Stone'". Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  5. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (July 29, 2015). "WWE Studios Takes Worldwide Rights to Faith-Based 'Resurrection of Gavin Stone'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  6. ^ Vertical Church Film. ""The Resurrection of Gavin Stone" has a release date!". Twitter. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  7. ^ "The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 22, 2017.
  8. ^ "The Resurrection of Gavin Stone reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved January 21, 2017.

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