by Steven Ertelt
October 24, 2007
Hollywood, CA (LifeNews.com) — Pro-life groups across the country are energized by the release of the new movie Bella and the leading actor in the film says in a recent email that he appreciates the support they’re bringing. Organizations across the country are encouraging their members to see the film and going as far as sponsoring entire theaters.
Eduardo Verastegui, who plays the lead role in the film and is a former star actor and singer in Mexico, says he has been "overwhelmed with joy" by the support.
In the email, Verastegui said three miracles have marked the progress of the film — finding investors to make the movie, completing the movie itself, and winning the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice award.
But seeing the outpouring of support form pro-life groups is the most rewarding of all, he said.
"The most touching of all has been traveling the country and meeting all of you, and your support this week has been inspirational," he wrote.
Verastegui said hundreds of theaters showing the movie have pre-sold all of their seats to members of pro-life groups and that some organizations are buying hundreds, and even thousands of tickets, for their members.
He also said that one woman who has seen an advanced screening of the film has decided against having an abortion.
"It is a beautiful film that to me was created by something bigger than us all, and I will never forget all of the passion, support and life this film has inspired," he wrote.
He called on pro-life groups to continue promoting the movie leading up to its Friday premier. And they are doing just that.
In an email to his group’s members, Colorado Family Institute president Jim Pfaff said, "Rarely does a movie like this one come along which can so positively effect the culture and touch your heart at the same time."
"I predict that this film will change the lives of many when they are challenged by its beautiful message of life," he added.
Meanwhile, Texas Right to Life organized teams of members to sell tickets and to try to sell out local theaters across the state. The group said that promoting the movie will help change the culture of death brought on by abortion.
Related web sites:
Bella – https://www.bellathemovie.com