Rory Feek Releases Inspiring Film “Finding Josephine”

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Rory Feek celebrated the release of his new film, Finding Josephine. The singer celebrated over the weekend with a showing at his farm outside of Nashville.

The new film is a Civil War drama, co-written and directed by Rory, about a soldier’s wife who dresses as a man and enlists in the Army in search of her missing husband.

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The inspiration behind the film began with letters Rory found after purchasing a 150-year-old farmhouse in 1999. The letters, from the 1800’s, were between a young Maury County soldier named John Robison and his wife Josephine. Rory was moved by their story and realized he wanted a love like that of his own.

That love came when he met and married Joey Martin in 2002. Joey later died at the age of 40 following a two-year battle with cancer. Prior to her deathe, the couple recorded the song “Josephine,” loosely based on the letters, and Rory followed that up with a screenplay about the love story.

“After five long years of work… I can’t wait to not only share the movie with you, but also share more about how the letters I found when I bought our farmhouse in 1999 went on to change my life, and the life of everyone around me,” Rory wrote in his blog.

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The movie stars Alice Coulthard (TNT’s The Last Ship), Boris McGiver (NetFlix’s House of Cards, The Wire), Jessejames Locorriere (NetFlix’s Ozark, Marvel’s Ant-Man), Linds Edwards (Walking Dead pilot, Lethal Weapon, Rectify, Homefront), and Matthew Brady.

Finding Josephine will be available at Walmart stores across the country beginning February 5th.