Not Without Hope

Zachary Levi Begins Filming “Not Without Hope” This April

Actor Zachary Levi is set to star in the upcoming feature film, “Not Without Hope,” which is set to begin filming in Louisiana this April. Directed by Joe Carnahan and produced by a team of industry veterans, the film tells the true story of four friends who set out on a fishing trip that turned into a fight for survival.

A Tale of Survival

“Not Without Hope” is based on the 2010 non-fiction book by Nick Schuyler and Jeré Longman. The story follows Schuyler, his best friend Will Bleakley, and NFL players Marquis Cooper and Corey Smith as they head out to their favorite fishing spot in the Gulf of Mexico. A sudden storm causes their boat to capsize, and the group is thrown into the freezing water. Despite the efforts of the U.S. Coast Guard, only Schuyler survives after 46 hours in the water.

The film promises to be a gripping tale of teamwork and endurance as the group fights to survive in the face of impossible odds. Levi will be playing the role of Nick Schuyler, a character that promises to be both challenging and emotionally charged.

Not Without Hope: The Book that Inspired The Film

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The book that inspired the film, “Not Without Hope” by Nick Schuyler and Jeré Longman, received critical acclaim upon its release in 2010. The book tells the true story of a fishing trip gone wrong, and the harrowing experience of Nick Schuyler and his friends as they struggled to survive in the Gulf of Mexico.

The book was praised for its gripping narrative, emotional depth, and powerful themes of resilience, teamwork, and endurance. It was lauded as a testament to the human spirit and a powerful reminder of the strength of the human will in the face of adversity.

Critics praised the authors’ ability to convey the intensity and urgency of the situation, as well as their skill in crafting vivid and engaging characters. The book was also commended for its careful attention to detail and accuracy, with many readers noting the meticulous research that went into its creation.

Overall, “Not Without Hope” was met with widespread critical acclaim and became a bestseller upon its release. It remains a beloved and highly regarded work, and fans of the book are eagerly anticipating the film adaptation. With a talented team of producers, director, and cast behind it, “Not Without Hope” has the potential to be a moving and unforgettable cinematic experience.

A Talented Team

Zachary Levi at event for Shazam! Fury of the Gods
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The team behind “Not Without Hope” is made up of some of the most experienced and accomplished professionals in the industry, each bringing their own unique perspective and expertise to the project.

Producers Michael Jefferson, Adam Beasley, Cindy Bru, Kia Jam, Dean Altit, Rick French, Ford Corbett, Mark Fasano, Wes Hull, and Dave Lugo have worked on a range of successful films, from indie hits to Hollywood blockbusters. Their collective experience and knowledge of the industry make them the ideal team to bring the story of “Not Without Hope” to life.

Director Joe Carnahan is also an industry veteran, having directed films such as “The A-Team,” “Smokin’ Aces,” and “Narc.” His experience in directing high-stakes action films and thrillers should lend itself well to the intense, suspenseful atmosphere of “Not Without Hope.” With a proven track record of delivering successful films, Carnahan is a perfect fit for the project.

Together, this talented team has the potential to create a gripping and emotionally resonant film that captures the spirit of the book and brings it to the big screen. With their combined skills and experience, fans can expect a film that is both powerful and unforgettable.

Not Without Hope Production Studios

Prix Productions
112 E. Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
PHONE: 919-277-1174

Volition Media Partners


K. Jam Media
149 S. Barrington Ave #255
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Altit Media Group
8605 Santa Monica
West Holllywood, CA 90069

El Ride Productions
1526 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Highland Film Group
6310 San Vincente Blvd. Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Caa Media Finance
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067

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