Warner Bros pulls Hillsong movie from schedule

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Hillsong's Christian music documentary 'Hillsong – Let Hope Rise' has been pulled from the Warner Bros schedule, according to Variety.

The movie, which is directed by Michael John Warren, follows the journey of Hillsong United – the young Australian group that grew from a megachurch youth ministry to one of the world's biggest worship bands.

'Hillsong – Let Hope Rise' had been scheduled to air on April 1, since last July, but sources report that it has been pulled from its slot.

Worship band Hillsong United has sold more than 16 million albums and plays sell-out concerts worldwide. Its songs include Oceans, From the Inside Out and One Way. The group is led by Joel Houston, son of Brian and Bobbie Houston who founded Hillsong Church in Australia in 1983. More than 100,000 people now attend Hillsong churches in 12 locations around the world.

Warner Bros and Alcon Entertainment, who holds the rights to the documentary, had no immediate comment about the change in schedule, says Variety.