Skip to comments.Robert Redford in Talks to Play Oral Roberts in Film 'Come Sunday' (Exclusive)
Posted on 05/22/2014 2:49:56 PM PDT by windcliff
Jonathan Demme is set to tackle the world of evangelical ministers with the film Come Sunday and is enlisting Robert Redford to play the late Oral Roberts.
The film, which will be financed and produced by Endgame Entertainment (Looper), chronicles the true story of Carlton Pearson, a renowned evangelical minister in Tulsa, Okla., 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. Jeffrey Wright (Quantum of Solace) is in talks to take on the starring role of Pearson.
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Roberts, an early pioneer of TV evangelism who reached millions of followers worldwide over more than six decades, served as Pearson's mentor. Redford, whose recent credits include the superhero pic Captain America: The Winter Soldier and J.C. Chandor's All Is Lost, is in discussions to tackle the supporting role of the controversial minister.
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I don’t know I don’t see any resemblance
Easy job, just lying there in his coffin ...
It’s just a supporting role. He probably won’t get to say “Heal!”
I stood next to Robert Redford at a nice restaurant on Cape Cod many years ago. He was wearing boots with heels. I am 6'1" and was looking down at him. He is no more than 5'7".
Redford has aged badly. Maybe that’s what happens to liberals.
I think I’d go with Robert Duvall or Tommy Lee Jones, but that’s just me. Redford could maybe do the contemporary Billy Graham if he could do the voice. But do you remember Sundance ever doing anything that involved accents?
I've heard many stories about Oral...but they are just stories to me....I can't verify any of them.
The City of Faith Medical Center / Research Center...was quite something back in the day...people tell me.
I can say...the towers are impressive. They can be seen from many miles away. They are well built.
What next? Paris Hilton as Mother Teresa?
It’s very wrong...in many ways.
It's worth a lot.
Wow. Tulsa is getting a lot of play - this movie and the Oprah TV movie of the Tulsa race riots years ago.
Ugly inside. That’s what happens.
I went to ORU for one year and it was recommended to me I was better suited to a state school( cough cough)
I would recruit little old ladies to sit in my seat and skip chapel. When they walked down the isle checking for empty seats mine would be full
Till the seminary student turned me in
Then Oral was hawking prayer rags with a hand print on them he had prayed,over. Donate 50 bucks and you get the rag to lay upon your body where it hurts and you had your miracle.
I snagged about ten of them one day and got caught checking my oil with one. Like Orals hand wasn’t good enough to check oil, and it might have stopped the leak.
It was a fun place though. Top notch schooling.
Was called the "Black Wall Street" back in the 20's....
The stories...go this way and that way..from what I've read.
It's hard to know the truth now.
I can truthfully say...from a born and raised SoCal boy...I never saw as much overt ignorance with race...until I moved to OK.
Maybe your FReeper name is solid!!
You actually made me laugh quite loudly!!
” I saw a 900 foot Jesus in Tulsa, Oklahoma.”
Those of you who have heard the routine I’m talking about are probably laughing now.
Sadly, it doesn't look like he'll get the chance.
“Redford has aged badly. Maybe thats what happens to liberals.”
That’s exactly what happens to liberals — look at the women — all of that hate has to go somewhere!
Sure to be a hit at the Some-dunce movie festival.
Televangelism. Gee, there’s a topic that hasn’t been handled much in movies since the mid-80s.
Myself, i’d druther see some other actor do Jimmy Swaggart!
Notwithstanding his amateur photography mishaps, jimmy was right on target on just about everything he preached on; and...he provided his own on.the.spot special effects w/his bursting into tears at any point desired (puts glenn beck to shame)...ah....the old days....
Dick.G: AMERICAN !
If they could do makeup maybe he could pull it off
I saw racism in Buffalo and Boston. I don't see it in Tulsa.
Moved here from SoCal in '98....
Inter-marriage was common...Blacks , whites, Hispanic's..whatever in SoCal....
I come here...and people are more vocal about race. Might be just older people...but it was different, and still is.
Funny thing though....I'm part Indian..and I've seen pretty strong language from fellow Indians towards whites...or light skinned Indians.
Notice the wording:
The wording “his revelation that there is no Hell” implies that there is no Hell. You can only reveal what is true. He doesn’t merely assert or proclaim. Oh, no! He “reveals.”
Yup! He believes in ""inclusion" of LBGTQ, and said that if LBGTQ parishioners left, there would be no church left at all. (Does that mean he believes everyone is a little gay?) He went UCC then Unitarian.
No hell? I guess Dives will be happy to hear that....Did he tell Jesus?