The movie “I Can Only Imagine” about MercyMe’s hit song by the same name is set to hit theaters on March 16.
Starring Dennis Quaid and J. Michael Finley, the film portrays a beautiful “behind the music”-style story that is sure to leave audiences inspired and filled with hope.
But what actor Dennis Quaid didn’t anticipate is how his character in the movie would impact his personal life in such a profound way. In the film, he plays the role of an abusive dad named Arthur who finds the precious gift of grace.
Wearing the persona of a tough-skinned, stone-cold man whose heart is softened by the forgiveness of Jesus, Quaid couldn’t help but be moved. So much, in fact, that walking in the shoes of Arthur throughout his redemption journey stirred in him a desire to finish a song that he began over 25 years ago for his mother, entitled “On My Way to Heaven.”