‘Ordinary Angels’ Trailer: Hilary Swank Finds Her True Purpose Shouldering A Family’s Burden

Screenwriter Kelly Fremon Craig is earning rave reviews right now for her film, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. She’s having quite the moment because today the trailer for her next film has already dropped. Ordinary Angels stars Oscar winner Hilary Swank in a film about one woman who takes on an extraordinary burden to help someone in need.

Based on a true story, Ordinary Angels is about the miraculous work a single person can do when they put their heart and soul into it. Swank’s character is a Kentucky hairdresser who befriends a single father with two daughters and decides to do everything in her power to help them during a medical crisis.

Swank is joined in the cast by Reacher breakout Alan Ritchson, along with Nancy Travis, Tamala Jones, Amy Acker, Drew Powell, Skywalker Hughes, and Emily Mitchell.

Behind the camera is The Case for Christ filmmaker Jon Gunn. Fremon Craig is joined on the script by veteran actress and novelist Meg Tilly.

Ordinary Angels opens in theaters on October 13th.

“Based on a remarkable true story, “Ordinary Angels” centers on Sharon (Hilary Swank), a fierce but struggling hairdresser in small-town Kentucky who discovers a renewed sense of purpose when she meets Ed (Alan Ritchson), a widower working hard to make ends meet for his two daughters. With his youngest daughter waiting for a liver transplant, Sharon sets her mind to helping the family and will move mountains to do it. What unfolds is the inspiring tale of faith, everyday miracles, and ordinary angels.”


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.