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Robert Redford May Start Preaching For Come Sunday
He's sought to star in Jonathan Demme's new film

21 May 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Robert Redford is currently taking A Walk In The Woods (that's his long-planned adaptation of Bill Bryson’s book, not just a quick ramble), but a potential new film could see him shoulder the mantle of an evangelical minister. Jonathan Demme is looking to secure Redford’s services for Come Sunday.

The film, which was originally called Heretics back in 2010 when Marc Foster was considering it, tracks the true story of Carlton Pearson, an up-and-coming preacher and something of a rock star amongst the evangelical Christians at his Oklahoma church. Until, that is, he began to suggest that there’s no hell. His reputation among the faithful in tatters, Pearson had to rebuild his church.

Demme has Jeffrey Wright in talks to play Pearson, while Redford is figuring out a deal to be pioneering TV evangelist Oral Roberts, who served as the preacher’s mentor. Marcus Hinchey adapted the script from a This American Life radio broadcast that originally hit the airwaves in 2005. Demme is currently looking to make the film early next year, so he may well fit in another project before the cameras roll.


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