Dennis Quaid is set to star in the lead role on the upcoming faith-based family drama On A Wing And A Prayer from MGM and LightWorkers. On A Wing And A Prayer is based on an inspiring true story that follows Doug White (Quaid), a passenger on a plane who is forced to land the aircraft safely after the small-town pilot flying the aircraft suddenly dies.
The drama also makes it the third movie that Quaid and director Sean McNamara have worked on together, the first filming being Soul Surfer and the upcoming Reagan biopic with Quaid playing the role of Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S. President. Brian Egeston (Perfect Harmony) wrote the script.
“On a Wing and a Prayer is a gripping take on a very real survivor story and illuminates the remarkable power of the human spirit,” said MGM Motion Picture Group Chairman Michael De Luca and President Pamela Abdy. “Doug White is the definition of a hero. We are thrilled to partner with Mark, Roma, and Autumn, and couldn’t have asked for a better star in Dennis to bring this unbelievable true story to life.”
“This gripping story has so many layers, I couldn’t put the script down,” said Roma Downey, producer of the film. “At the heart of this true story is a man thrown into every passenger’s worst nightmare as he sees his pilot die mid-air at the controls. What happens next will have you on the edge of your seat, and with Dennis Quaid, in the lead role, you won’t be able to take your eyes off the screen.”