How do you feel about the Christian film industry? You know, the people putting out films like God’s Not Dead, Do You Believe?, Fireproof, and many more. It’s a big (and profitable) industry, and most of the films have the same message, “Believe in God and miracles will happen in your life!”
Most of the movies are super corny, which means they’re an easy target for parody.
According to multiple reports, Lance Reddick (The Wire, Bosch) is set to join a film titled ‘Faith Based‘ which will be a satirical take on the Christian film industry.
Luke Barnett wrote the script about two idiot friends (played by Funny or Die regulars Barnett and Thomason) who come to the realization that all ‘faith based’ films make buckets of cash, they set out on a mission to make one of their own. Reddick will play Barnett’s disapproving, adoptive father and pastor of Elevate, a hipster church in North Hollywood.
Sounds pretty great, right? I’m all for it. I’m sure it’s going to make some people pretty upset, but hey…that’s what art does sometimes.
No word on a release date, but we will be following this movie and we’ll keep you posted.[mashshare]