The first trailer has premiered for the relgious drama film, Come Sunday. Netflix acquired the rights to the film prior to its January Sundance premiere and will debut the film in April.
It stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Condola Rashad, Lakeith Stanfield, Danny Glover, Jason Segal and Martin Sheen.
The upcoming Netflix original movie that tells the true story of evangelical minister Carlton Pearson, who built one of the largest churches in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and then lost everything as a result of his evolving faith.
Ejiofor stars as Pearson, who stirred up controversy a decade ago with his revelation that, essentially, there is no hell. Branded a heretic by his peers, Pearson would eventually lose almost everything, and would have to fight to not only rebuild his church, but also his family, as well as find and establish his own personal path.
Glover will play Gilbert Pearson, Carlton Pearson’s uncle. Martin Sheen will play Oral Roberts in the film (Robert Redford was originally attached) – the connection there being that Pearson attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, where he was mentored by Oral Roberts. Rashad will play Gina, Carlton Pearson’s wife. Stanfield and Segal are in the roles of Reggie and Henry, respectively.
It is based on a 2004 This American Life story called “Heretics.” This American Life host and producer Ira Glass is a producer for the film.
Check out the trailer below and you can read our Sundance interview with Rashad and writer Marcus Hinchey here: