‘Sound Of Freedom’ Director Talks Possible Sequel Following Film’s Success

Alejandro Monteverde and Rod Barr attend the premiere of "Sound of Freedom" on June 28, 2023 in Vineyard, Utah.
Photo by Fred Hayes/Getty Images for Angel Studios

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.”


“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.”

Related: Actor Jim Caviezel Sends Message To Fans As ‘Sound Of Freedom’ Surpasses $150 Million Mark

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