David Strathairn is set to star opposite Brenton Thwaites in the Christian drama AN INTERVIEW WITH GOD. Our sources tell us Perry Lang will helm the project with a script from Ken Aguado. Production is scheduled to begin this month in New York.
The film is a faith-based drama that follows a troubled Christian Journalist who finds his world becoming increasingly challenged when he’s granted the interview of a lifetime – with someone who claims to be God. Strathairn will play the interviewee while Thwaites plays the young journalist, Paul Asher.
The project joins an ever-growing list of contemporary-set films directly targeting the Christian-faith community that have proven to be box office successes, such as War Room, God’s Not Dead, and the Jennifer Garner-starring Miracles From Heaven.
Lang, who began his career as an actor before shifting into directing, previously directed episodes of the TV series Weeds, NCIS: Los Angeles, and the feature film Men Of War.
Aguado, who has produced the films Standing Up, Crazy As Hell, and The Salton Sea, will executive produce alongside Fredric Bernstein and Paul Kurta. Kurta is an executive producer on AMC’s drama Hell On Wheels. He previously worked on the indie dramedy Cherry and FX’s cult dark comedy The Riches starring Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver.
Strathairn, who was nominated for an Oscar for his role as Edward R. Murrow in Good Night, and Good Luck, starred in last year’s Louder Than Bombs and Best Second Exotic Marigold Hotel. He recently wrapped on Ewan McGregor’s directorial effort American Pastoral, due out later this year.
Thwaites most recently starred in Gods Of Egypt and previously starred in The Giver and as Prince Phillip in Maleficent. Next he joins the cast of Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and The God Four with Michael Douglas, Natalie Dormer, and Jai Courtney.
Emily J | Staff Writer