Dennis Quaid Boards 'On A Wing And A Prayer' Drama for MGM, LightWorkers

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Mark Burnett will executive produce the faith-based feature written by Brian Egeston.

Dennis Quaid has boarded MGM and LightWorkers’ airplane survival drama On A Wing And A Prayer.

Quaid will star in the faith-based family film about a small-town pilot who dies unexpectedly while flying a plane, forcing passenger Doug White (Quaid) to land the plane safely in order to save his entire family. Sean McNamara (Soul Surfer) will direct the film written by Brian Egeston, with Roma Downey and Autumn Bailey-Ford producing and Mark Burnett executive producing.

On a Wing And a Prayer is a gripping take on a very real survivor story and illuminates the remarkable power of the human spirit. Doug White is the definition of a hero. We are thrilled to partner with Mark, Roma and Autumn, and couldn’t have asked for a better star in Dennis to bring this unbelievable true story to life," said MGM Motion Picture Group chairman Michael De Luca and president Pamela Abdy in a statement.

Quaid is known for such movie as The RookieThe Day After Tomorrow, Traffic, Vantage Point, Frequency, The Parent Trap, Soul Surfer, The Right Stuff and Breaking Away. He is currently shooting the biopic Reagan and has upcoming projects American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story, The Tiger Rising and The Charley Pride Story.

MGM has a stake in LightWorkers Media, the faith-focused banner co-owned by Burnett and Downey.

Quaid is repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners and UTA.