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“Sound of Freedom” writer-director Alejandro Monteverde opened up about the possibility of a sequel to the hit that has become the highest-grossing indie film since 2019’s “Parasite.”
The movie, which deals with the horrors of human trafficking, has earned more than $170 million at the box office as of Monday. According to Variety, Monteverde said there are already talks about a follow-up.
“There’s definitely a lot of interest to exploring [the subject] a little deeper, because this is just the tip of the iceberg,” the director told the outlet in a wide-ranging interview.
“There’s a lot of interest to kind of explore Haiti, what’s happening in Haiti,” he added. “There’s [sequel] talks focusing on Haiti.”
Monteverde admitted going into opening weekend, he said he thought it would be great if the movie earned $5 million.
“I will be really happy with that,’ he said. “$14 million I thought for the whole run.”
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“Sound of Freedom,” based on a true story, comes from Angel Studios, the same studio responsible for the popular faith-based television series, “The Chosen.” Actor Jim Caviezel portrays Tim Ballard, a federal agent who quits his job and embarks on a dangerous mission to rescue a young girl from sex slavery in South America.
The director said, “Haiti was a big part of Tim [Ballard’s] work. I was very tempted to do Haiti on this film. But I wanted to do an origin story, and it was too much material. I needed to end where I ended.”