Faith and fans brought memoir to the big screen
It took a miracle for Donald Miller's best-selling memoir, Blue Like Jazz, to reach theaters.
That's fitting for the film, which is based on a book about Miller's crisis and rediscovery of Christian faith. Even though by his estimates the book has sold more than 1.5 million copies since its publication in 2003, Blue Like Jazz had to overcome many hurdles in making it into 130 theaters in select cities Friday.
"It's very meta as a film on so many levels," says Marshall Allman (True Blood), who plays a fictionalized Miller, "because it is so non-traditional and we've had so many miraculous ways that this film came about."
Also in the movie: Claire Holt (The Vampire Diaries) and Tania Raymonde (Lost).
Miller never expected a film to arise from a book about his evangelical Baptist upbringing in Houston and his spiritual revival at the secular Reed College in Portland, Ore. "That was pretty hard to imagine," he says. "It's a series of essays."Continue reading at www.9news.com