When you sit down and think about it, its seems like a natural: Lifetime is making a movie based on what just may be Garth Brooks’ most popular song, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The song is Brooks’ No. 1 classic "Unanswered Prayers." The song is about a married man who thinks he really should have married his high school sweeheart. When he runs into her he realizes he made the right decision marrying his wife.
In "The Garth Brooks Story," the singer says the song is based on a true story: "Unanswered Prayers was a big part of my heart that went out on that record. A true life thing that happened to Sandy and myself. In October of ’89, I saw my old high school flame. And I can say this now at the time I couldn’t. For the first two years of my married life, I really thought the girl that was for me was still that girl that was in high school. And now man just the realization that what you have is the best for you, and the best you could ever do in your lifetime. It sure makes you sleep well at night."
According to The Hollywood Reporter article, The movie will star Eric Close as happily married to his wife, played by Samantha Mathis, when his crush from high school, played by Madchen Amick, returns to town, the story says. The movie, which will debut in November, is produced by Sony Pictures Television and Emmy-winner Steven Schachter is directing.