‘Sound Of Hope’s Letitia Wright Distances From Daily Wire; Angel Studios reacts

Black Panther star Letitia Wright, which is an EP on the current faith-based title Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trotrecently issued a statement on social, distancing itself from the film’s conservative partners, The Daily Wire.

Wright is said to have been confused on social media about being affiliated with the organization, claiming it was “not my decision” after Angel Studios took on the distribution of the film, which tells the true story of a Texas church that adopted 70 foster children.

Wright wrote on Instagram, “To be clear, after we completed production on this film, Angel Studios was brought on board to handle distribution and they later partnered with The Daily Wire. It was not my decision, and I was not updated or made aware of this decision. I am in no way affiliated or affiliated with The Daily Wire.”

“It’s a shame to see pockets of online discourse take a divisive political turn. This story is not about politics, it’s about children,” said Wright, who is a Christian.

“Any conversation that detracts from that is unnecessary and harmful,” the actress continued.

Wright added, “I am grateful to everyone who wants to positively champion this film and the campaign to serve children. However, I do not accept using this beautiful film for divisive political purposes. That is not why I joined the project.”

Letitia Wright Instagram

Letitia Wright Instagram

In response to Wright’s comments, Angel Studios President Jordan Harmon had the following to say: “This powerful film takes a stand for vulnerable children, and we are pursuing partners who are passionate about this fight. Angel Studios is grateful for both Letitia and Daily Wire’s partnership to bring out this story into the world, and anyone concerned about the foster care and adoption crisis to get involved and see Sound of Hope.”

Sound of Hope opened on July 4 with a 4-day take of $6.7 million. A year ago, Angel Studios drew a large right-wing audience to the film Sound of Freedom which tells the true story of Tim Ballard, a former government agent turned vigilante who embarks on a dangerous mission to rescue hundreds of children from human traffickers. The picture was a surprise blockbuster, grossing over $184 million stateside.

Wright sparked controversy in 2021 after a report regarding her views on anti-Covid vaccines during the production of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Wright’s statement comes in the wake of the Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh marketing Sound of Hope on X and wrote in a post on July 4 that “leftists are trying to stop Christians from saving more children.”

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