The Other Side of Heaven (featuring Christopher Groham and Anne Hathaway) and its success helped broaden the market for faith-based films. Now 18 years later, the sequel is finally being released. The Other Side of Heaven 2 is coming to theaters June 28, 2019.
Watch The Other Side of Heaven 2 trailer now!
The Other Side of Heaven is based on the experiences of missionary John Groberg from 1954 to 1957 in the Tongan Islands. Groberg wrote about his real-life experiences in his book titled, “In the Eye of the Storm”. Ten years later, Elder Groberg returned to the islands of Tonga and Figi as Mission President with his family including five young daughters. John Groberg explains, “President Monson asked me to write the first book, and I wrote it, and then he saw that I didn’t have anything about when I was mission president, and he said ‘You’ve got to write another one about when you were mission president’, so both of them were written at the request of President Monson.”
This second book, “Fires of Faith”, which tells of Groberg’s trials and miracles as a mission president, and the faith of the Tongan people, is the inspiration for the sequel. “It’s a similarly grand epic adventure and a spiritual odyssey, but this time with a family in tow,” explains director Mitch Davis. “I think this movie is really all about just hanging on to your faith at all costs, especially when it doesn’t make sense.”
The Other Side of Heaven 2 Cast
Cast members returning from the first movie include:
- Christopher Groham as John H. Groberg
- Joe Folau as Feki
- Miriama Smith as Lavania
New cast members for The Other Side of Heaven 2 include Natalie Medlock, who will be playing the part of Jean, John Groberg’s wife, and Russel Dixon, who will play the part of Thomas S. Monson.
The Other Side of Heaven 2 is a story of faith, hope and family.
Get ready for the sequel by watching the first movie! You can watch The Other Side of Heaven now on Living Scriptures Streaming.