Jordin Sparks (Sparkle) is set to join the cast in faith based film God Bless The Broken Road alongside Lindsay Pulsipher (True Blood), Makenzie Moss (Steve Jobs), and Kim Delaney (Army Wives).  The film will be directed by Harold Cronk (God’s Not Dead) and revolves around a grieving widow named Amber whose husband was killed during combat in Afghanistan and now faces financial and spiritual challenges while raising her young daughter, Bree.

Production is currently underway in Manistee and Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Sparks will play the role of Bridgette, one of Amber’s best friends.

Sparks was the season 6 winner of American Idol, and made her feature film acting debut in the remake of the musical film Sparkle produced by Debra Martin Chase in 2012, and went on to star in The Grace of JakeLeft Behind, and The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete.  Sparks has also made guest appearances on shows such as CSI , Zoe Ever After, and has been a guest host on E!, News, Wild ‘n Out, and Rupaul’s Drag Race.

God Bless The Broken Road is produced by Cronk’s 10 West Studios, Great Basin Entertainment, and A Really Good Home Pictures.  According to Deadline, the film will be released in theaters late 2016 or early 2017.