The release date was pushed back from April 20th, 2016 to October 21st, 2016 as requested by Rachel's parents. The initial release date was on the 17th anniversary of her death- April 20, 1999. The release date being pushed back to October seemed more appropriate, as the movie is meant to be a celebration of her life rather than her death.
Early drafts of the film contained a scene in which shooter Dylan Klebold implied he was gay in a private conversation with Eric Harris about Rachel's reveal of her faith, lamenting, "Know where I would be if I tried to 'be real' with everyone about 'who I am'? Tied to a fence about 120 miles north of here with my brains bashed in!", a reference to the murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. This was a throwaway line and was ultimately removed following a June 2016 mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.