The Hollywood Reporter says that country music singer George Strait will star in a follow-up to his 1992 film Pure Country for Warner Bros. Pictures.
A Pure Country Gift is directed by Chris Cain (Young Guns), who also helmed the first film. He co-wrote the new screenplay with his son, “Lois & Clark” actor Dean Cain, who also has a role in the film. The father-son collaboration is their first.
“‘Country Gift” isn’t a sequel, per se, but more of “a movie in the ‘Pure Country’ genre,” Chris Cain said. The film is about three angels who give the gift of a beautiful singing voice to a baby girl.
“In her climb to fame and fortune, she breaks some of the angels’ rules, so they take away her big voice,” Chris Cain said. “Life has rules; if you follow them, life works. That’s the moral of the story.”
The lead is played by Katrina Elam, a country singer who is making her acting debut. She is played as a 9-year-old by Kaitlyn Dorff, daughter of Steve Dorff, who composed the music for the original “Pure Country” and does likewise for the new one.