"Woodlawn," a faith-based sports film set to release in October that stars Sean Astin and Jon Voight, tells the true story of the Woodlawn High School football team in Birmingham, Alabama, giving their lives to Christ during desegregation in the 1970s.
Among the parties involved is NFL great Tony Nathan who is played by Caleb Castille.
A new trailer for the upcoming film oozes the Gospel and depicts the burning of crosses and mixing of black and white players at a time when racial tensions in the south were extremely high. more >>
If recent casting reports are true, Channing Tatum's Gambit may have found his Bella Donna.
According to a SlashFilm report, the role of Bella Donna Boudreaux, the female character opposite Gambit in the movie, has been offered to French actress Lea Seydoux.
Seydoux is set to appear in the upcoming Bond film, "Spectre" as one of the Bond girls and she also was part of "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol." She is also known for her work in "Blue is the Warmest Color," "Inglourious Basterds," "Midnight in Paris" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel." more >>
Preachers deal with the same struggles as the rest of the world once they step away from the pulpit, and the BET premiere of the new movie "Let the Church Say Amen" showcases many of those challenges with the help of an all-star cast.
The film is adapted from the novel written by ReShonda Tate Billingsley that bears the same name, and features "Waiting to Exhale" actress Lela Rochon, who plays the film's first lady "Loretta," of the fictitious Zion Hill Church.
Rochon, who portrays the reverend's wife who's working hard to keep her household and the church together, describes "Let the Church Say Amen" as the type of faith-based film that will appeal to Christian as well as secular audiences. more >>
ATLANTA — If you knew your enemy was using a strategic plan to try to defeat you, wouldn't you adopt a battle plan of your own? You might be surprised to find that the most lethal weapon in your arsenal isn't a vengeful act, a firearm, or a lawsuit — it's prayer. That's the premise behind the dramatic new film "War Room," which director/producer duo Alex and Stephen Kendrick say is a "call to prayer."
Although the film's two main characters appear to have it all together, Tony and Elizabeth Jordan's marriage is in serious trouble. Elizabeth is at her wits' end, unsure about how to turn things around. Tony is indifferent, choosing to focus his energies on his thriving career in pharmaceuticals. But when Elizabeth's real estate job carries her to the home of Miss. Clara (Karen Abercrombie), she'll be challenged in a way that will turn her world upside down.
The film's Atlanta premiere at the Woodruff Arts Center last Thursday was abuzz with anticipation as attendees decked in their finest frocks mixed and mingled, enjoying h'ordeuvres and live piano. It wasn't long before familiar faces began to dot the crowd as members of the cast arrived, making their way down the stretch of red carpet under the flash of pointed cameras. more >>
In this time of reboots and sequels, it is difficult to predict whether one film franchise will be successful or not. It ultimately depends on so many factors and timing may be one of them. This may be the case with the movie franchise "Planet of the Apes," which is set to soon work on the latest installment to the franchise entitled "War Of The Planet Of The Apes" for release in summer 2017.
According to a report in Deadline, the 20th Century Fox film franchise is close to casting one of the film's human leads (there will be two human leads). Young American actor Gabriel Chavarria is said to be in talks with the studio. Chavarria is known for his role in the Hulu television series "East Los High" and he is set to appear in the upcoming film "Low Riders." In "Low Riders," he plays a teenager who is caught in the crossfire between his older gangbanger brother and his father, who are both competing in the annual lowrider "Supershow" in East L.A.
Andy Serkis is returning to reprise his role as one of the main non-human characters, Caesar. He will do this using motion-capture technology as he did in the previous films. more >>
From the Christian film producing brothers behind "Facing the Giants" and "Fireproof," comes a new prayer strengthening book, The Battle Plan for Prayer, inspired by their upcoming film to be released later this month.
Multi-talented writer, producer, actor, and director combo Alex and Stephen Kendrick use biblical scripture as the foundation in The Battle Plan for Prayer: From Basic Training to Targeted Strategies, to guide readers on how to unlock the secrets to building a powerful prayer life that can effectively impact not only one's family, but also one's entire community and nation. The book is inspired by the brothers' fifth film, "War Room," to hit theaters Aug. 28.
Co-author Alex Kendrick commented to The Christian Post, "Our culture today reveals that we are not heading toward being in agreement with the Bible. There has never been a better time to pray." more >>