Redford, Wright Play Ministers On "Sunday"

By Garth Franklin Thursday May 22nd 2014 03:15AM

Jeffrey Wright is in talks to play Carlton Pearson and Robert Redford is "in discussions" to star as Oral Roberts in the Jonathan Demme-helmed true story drama "Come Sunday" for Endgame Entertainment.

Formerly titled "Heretics" when it was setup with Marc Forster as helmer, the film chronicles Pearson, a renowned Oklahamoa evangelical minister who stirs up controversy with his revelation that there is no hell.

He loses everything and must rebuild his church and his family and find his own personal faith. Roberts, an early pioneer of TV evangelism, served as Pearson's mentor.

Marcus Hinchey ("All Good Things") wrote the screenplay based on a 2005 This American Life broadcast. James D. Stern, Ira Glass and Alissa Shipp will produce.

Filming aims to begin in Spring 2015.

Source: THR