It isn't every day that the lead singer in gospel choir can find love in a Jewish cantor, but Lifetime network manages to bring the tale to life in the original movie "Twist of Faith."
"Twist of Faith" is a tale of two faithful individuals from two different walks of life who are forced to overcome hardships in life to find love. The fictional story fuses two different cultures and faiths with the use of love and music.
Nina is a single mother in Alabama who leads a gospel choir who she is trying to help win a statewide competition, while Jacob is an Orthodox Jewish Cantor who makes his way to her church after a tragedy compels him to leave Brooklyn,N.Y. and make his way into the Christian house of worship. more >>
Willow Smith, 12-year-old singer, actress and daughter of entertainers Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, will not star in the remake of Annie as reported two years ago, and her father has admitted he may be to blame.
The Smith patriarch recently opened up about his daughter wanting to back away from entertainment while speaking at Temple University with author Sister Souljah for "Real Talk with Sister Souljah and Will Smith." Although Smith was on hand to help the author promote her new book, "A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story," he seemed to hold little back when speaking about Willow.
Although Variety reported that the budding actress and singer would star in a remake of the Annie movie which would be produced by her family's Overbrook Entertainment production company, Smith admitted that his daughter preferred to slow things down and enjoy her childhood. more >>
With at least 10 major movie productions based on biblical figures and accounts potentially headed for the big screen, it seems Hollywood is turning to Scripture more and more for inspiration.
While certainly not all of the films scheduled for release in the next year or so are guaranteed to be hits with Christian viewers, most of the projects are attached to big Hollywood names and will likely attract an audience either way.
Here's a list of Bible-inspired movies being considered for a theatrical release: more >>
Justin Bieber's mother produced a pro-life film which she hopes will help raise millions of dollars to support pregnancy centers.
Pattie Mallette, the pop music star's mother, served as executive producer of the film "Crescendo," alongside Eduardo Verastegui, the lead actor in the 2006 Toronto Film Festival People's Choice Award-winning film, "Bella."
Starting Feb. 28, the film will be screened at 100 different locations on opening weekend with the goal of having 1,000 screening events worldwide by the end of 2013. But the producers of the film and production company Movie to Movement have an additional goal in mind: raise $10 million to support pregnancy centers nationwide. more >>
Actress Jenn Gotzon, who made her Hollywood breakthrough in the film "Frost/Nixon" portraying the president's daughter, Tricia Nixon, is in Washington, D.C., this week to help present two screenings of the movie "Doonby." The screenings of the mystery film with an underlying message about life's choices are intentionally timed to coincide with the March for Life and the 40th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade case.
Gotzon spoke to The Christian Post on Wednesday about "Doonby" and the subject of abortion from her perspective as a Christian and an actress with a leading role in the movie.
Both free film showings, at the Landmark E Street Cinema Thursday at 7 p.m. ET, and at (Marriott) Residence Inn Friday at 4 p.m. ET, are sponsored by NET TV, a new television station broadcasting "uplifting movies" through Verizon Fios Video on Demand in over 18 cities nationwide. "Doonby" is planned for wide release in April. more >>
Jeremy Lin may no longer be playing under the lights of Madison Square Garden, but his "Linsanity" is still being viewed in a new documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival recently.
Lin, 24-year-old Houston Rockets guard, rose to fame when the Christian athlete became a New York Knicks starter last February after all of the team's guards suffered from injuries. The guard became known as "Linsanity" when he became the first player in NBA history to put up numbers of at least 20 points and seven assists in each of his first four starting games.
The "Linsanity" documentary made its debut at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Sunday. Evan Jackson Leong directed the project and first approached Lin about the opportunity to do so while he was playing for Harvard University. more >>