Johnny Cash: The Redemption Of An American Icon (2023) – Official trailer and movie info

An official trailer has been released for the documentary movie Johnny Cash: The Redemption Of An American Icon.

The film is based on the book of the same name by California mega-church pastor Greg Laurie.

The documentary apparently looks at Cash’s life from a more spiritual viewpoint. Though, according to a Rolling Stone article, the film may not be as impartial as one might expect. It reportedly has a religious bias, to the point of toning down various personal struggles Cash faced, including substance abuse.

According to the official synopsis — From his hardscrabble Arkansas upbringing to the heights of musical success, Johnny Cash – JR to his friends – was as unshakeable in his devotion as he was unsparing in his songwriting. This moving documentary, rooted in Cash’s faith, tells the story of a man who knew tragedy from the earliest age, stared down the demons of addiction…and never lost sight of the light.

Directed by Ben Smallbone, the film features commentary from Tim McGraw, Sheryl Crow, Alice Cooper, Greg Laurie, John Carter Cash, Joanne Cash Yates and Wynonna Judd.

It previously had a limited theatrical release on December 5th, 2022 and is now available on digital and on demand.