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Kelsey Grammer to Play a 1970s Pastor in Lionsgate’s Jesus Revolution

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fraser Star Kelsey Grammer has just landed her next starring role. By Deadlinethe actor has joined the cast of the upcoming film jesus revolution, a collaboration between the Kingdom Story Company and Lionsgate “inspired by the true story of a national spiritual awakening in the early 1970s and its origins within a community of hippie teenagers in Southern California”. Grammer joins the cast along with Anna Grace Barlow, Jonathan Roumie and Nicholas Cirillo, with the film also starring Joel Courtney, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Ally Ioannides, Julia Campbell, Nic Bishop and Jolie Jenkins.

The synopsis reads: “In the 1970s, young Greg Laurie (Courtney) sets out to redefine the truth by any means of liberation, and instead meets Lonnie Frisbee (Rumia), a charismatic hippie street preacher Laurie and Frisbee, along with Pastor Chuck Smith (Grammer), open the doors of Smith’s languishing church to unexpected renewal through rock and roll, new love and a twist of faith leading to a Jesus revolution that changed the world. Laurie then launched Harvest Christian Fellowship, one of the largest churches in America, and the Harvest Crusade events, which were attended by more than six million people.”

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Jon Erwin and Jon Gunn wrote the screenplay. Ervin (I can only imagine, American Underdog) and Brent McCorkle (Unconditional) live with the film produced by Kevin Downe and Jon and Andrew Erwin, alongside Josh Walsh and Daryl Lefever. Grammer’s character, Chuck Smith, is the real pastor of Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, who mentored Greg Laurie. He had opened his church to a generation of hippies and seekers who helped start the last great spiritual revival in America.

“The film is set in a very specific time and place, but the theme of finding deeper meaning in life, in the midst of a fractured and broken world, is timeless,” Erwin said. “In his iconic performances, Kelsey has a proven ability to connect with audiences in a real and vulnerable way, which will make him a formidable presence in this film.”

Grammer added, “Jesus has had a profound influence on my life. I am proud to be part of this film. »

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jesus revolution does not yet have an official release date set.


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