George Strait, Katrina Elam Star in ‘Pure Country 2′
While George Strait was the star of the 1992 film, 'Pure Country,' playing singer Dusty Chandler, the sequel to that film, 'Pure Country 2: The Gift,' will have another country singer in the main role this time. Katrina Elam, whose songs have been covered by Carrie Underwood and Reba McEntire, takes the lead role of an aspiring singer named Bobbie in the sequel, which was directed by the same man who directed the original film, Christopher Cain. According to IMDB (Internet Movie Database), the director's son, Dean Cain (perhaps best known for his TV role in 'Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,' in the mid-'90s) co-wrote the screenplay with him and also appears in the film.
Concert scenes for the film were shot last year at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium. Although CMT reported at the time that George Strait was not present and would have a more limited role in the sequel, the country icon is featured prominently in the new film's trailer. (Watch it below.)
A Hollywood Reporter story late last year stated that the movie tells the story of three angels who give the gift of a beautiful singing voice to a baby girl (played as an adult by Katrina).
"In her climb to fame and fortune, she breaks some of the angels' rules, so they take away her big voice," Chris Cain said. "Life has rules; if you follow them, life works. That's the moral of the story."
Bobbie is played as young girl in the film by Kaitlyn Dorff, the daughter of Steve Dorff, who composed the music for both the original film and its sequel. 'I Cross My Heart' and 'Heartland' were No. 1 singles from the original 'Pure Country' soundtrack.
'Pure Country 2' is slated to be released on October 15.