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Robert Redford in Talks to Play Oral Roberts in Film 'Come Sunday' (Exclusive)
The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 5-21-14 | Tatiana Siegel

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.

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Robert Redford in New Mexico

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Religion
KEYWORDS: carltonpearson; comesunday; entertainment; hollywoodreds; movies; oralroberts; redford

1 posted on 05/22/2014 2:49:56 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: windcliff

I don’t know I don’t see any resemblance


2 posted on 05/22/2014 2:51:17 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: windcliff

Just no.


3 posted on 05/22/2014 2:51:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: windcliff
... Robert Redford to play the late Oral Roberts.

Easy job, just lying there in his coffin ...

4 posted on 05/22/2014 2:52:42 PM PDT by Tax-chick (You say I'm insane ... I say you're afraid.)
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To: windcliff

5 posted on 05/22/2014 2:52:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: windcliff

It’s just a supporting role. He probably won’t get to say “Heal!”


6 posted on 05/22/2014 3:00:53 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: SevenofNine
I believe Oral Roberts was over 6 feet tall. Wikipedia lists Redford at 5'10". This is a lie.

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".

7 posted on 05/22/2014 3:01:43 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: windcliff
Well, the devil didn't like Heaven's for Real and other solid Christan stories containing solid Christian characters, so now they'll do a movie about the crackpot Carlton Pearson.
8 posted on 05/22/2014 3:03:25 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: windcliff

Redford has aged badly. Maybe that’s what happens to liberals.


9 posted on 05/22/2014 3:06:24 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: windcliff

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?


10 posted on 05/22/2014 3:08:03 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: windcliff
I happen to work in the CityPlex towers....I work in the 30 tower.

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.

FWIW-

11 posted on 05/22/2014 3:09:47 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: windcliff

What next? Paris Hilton as Mother Teresa?


12 posted on 05/22/2014 3:11:22 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Dr. Thorne
He's old...

He shrunk...

13 posted on 05/22/2014 3:11:34 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s very wrong...in many ways.


14 posted on 05/22/2014 3:11:57 PM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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To: Osage Orange
FWIW

It's worth a lot.

15 posted on 05/22/2014 3:17:00 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: windcliff

Wow. Tulsa is getting a lot of play - this movie and the Oprah TV movie of the Tulsa race riots years ago.


16 posted on 05/22/2014 3:20:13 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: fatnotlazy

Ugly inside. That’s what happens.


17 posted on 05/22/2014 3:22:49 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: MUDDOG

Thanks!


18 posted on 05/22/2014 3:23:35 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Osage Orange

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.


19 posted on 05/22/2014 3:25:54 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: FatherofFive
I know a bit about the Greenwood area of T-Town....

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.

FWIW-

20 posted on 05/22/2014 3:36:10 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: DainBramage
ROFLOL!!!

Maybe your FReeper name is solid!!

21 posted on 05/22/2014 3:38:41 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Osage Orange; DainBramage
Wait....I didn't mean that in a bad way!!

You actually made me laugh quite loudly!!

22 posted on 05/22/2014 3:40:35 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: windcliff

” I saw a 900 foot Jesus in Tulsa, Oklahoma.”

LOL

Those of you who have heard the routine I’m talking about are probably laughing now.

cC


23 posted on 05/22/2014 4:04:15 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: windcliff
I would pay to see Oral Roberts play Robert Redford.

Sadly, it doesn't look like he'll get the chance.

24 posted on 05/22/2014 4:25:03 PM PDT by x
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To: fatnotlazy

“Redford has aged badly. Maybe that’s what happens to liberals.”

That’s exactly what happens to liberals — look at the women — all of that hate has to go somewhere!


25 posted on 05/22/2014 4:29:33 PM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: windcliff

Sure to be a hit at the Some-dunce movie festival.


26 posted on 05/22/2014 4:38:40 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: windcliff

Televangelism. Gee, there’s a topic that hasn’t been handled much in movies since the mid-80s.


27 posted on 05/22/2014 5:36:29 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: SevenofNine

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....

Semper Watching!
Dick.G: AMERICAN !
*****


28 posted on 05/22/2014 5:37:15 PM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Dr. Thorne

If they could do makeup maybe he could pull it off


29 posted on 05/22/2014 5:59:10 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Osage Orange
I never saw as much overt ignorance with race...until I moved to OK.

I saw racism in Buffalo and Boston. I don't see it in Tulsa.

30 posted on 05/22/2014 6:50:51 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: FatherofFive
Well....that's not been my experience.

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.

My experience...

Funny thing though....I'm part Indian..and I've seen pretty strong language from fellow Indians towards whites...or light skinned Indians.

Crazy stuff!!

31 posted on 05/22/2014 7:30:49 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: windcliff

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.”


32 posted on 05/22/2014 7:43:17 PM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus
Oh wow! Queerer than a three dollar bill!


33 posted on 05/22/2014 7:48:13 PM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus
Oh wow! Queerer than a three dollar bill!

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.

34 posted on 05/22/2014 7:56:08 PM PDT by dangus
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To: windcliff

No hell? I guess Dives will be happy to hear that....Did he tell Jesus?


35 posted on 05/23/2014 1:52:07 AM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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