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.
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.
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.