“Get On Up” actor Keith Robinson and “Judging Amy” star Richard T. Jones will star in the television movie “Lyfe’s Journey,” which will premiere exclusively on the UP television network Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. ET.
The film centers around David Lyfe (Robinson), a successful bank manager, devoted husband and father of a little girl — with another on the way — whose life crashes in on itself in a tough economy. In a rapid downward spiral, he becomes homeless after being laid off in a merger and making a bad decision with a lonely woman in a hotel bar. But with the help and support of a few caring people, David finds forgiveness and the true meaning of life.
Jones plays Pastor Taylor, who with his 20-something daughter Sam (Judi Blair) show Lyfe kindness and that reveal that everything in life has a purpose. David discovers his own purpose and realizes that his life — and forgiveness — is worth fighting for.
The cast also includes Angell Conwell (“The Young and the Restless,” “Family Time”), Erica Page (“Osirus,” “The Game“), Ahmed Lucan (UP’s “Where’s The Love?,” “Homeland”), Jennifer Gullick (“Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”), DeEtta West (UP’s forthcoming “Marry Us For Christmas,” “Between Sisters”) and newcomer Rylei I. Nooks.
“As our economic recovery continues in the U.S., ‘Lyfe’s Journey’ is a timely, gripping drama about one average man’s spiraling fall into homelessness — and inspiring personal rise,” said Sophia Kelley, senior vice president of programming, UP. “Keith Robinson really brings his A-game to this emotional starring role as David Lyfe.”
“Lyfe’s Journey” was written by Corey A. Prince, UP’s senior director, human resources, while Ryan Richmond — the executive in charge of original production for UP’s sister channel ASPiRE — directed the film.
Swirl Films produced the film, which was shot in Atlanta.