Sterling K. Brown and Regina Hall have signed on to star in satirical megachurch movie Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul, which is being produced by freshly-minted Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya.
Brown will play Lee-Curtis Childs, the pastor of a prominent Southern Baptist megachurch, and Hall will play his wife Trinity. Together, they rebuild their congregation and reconcile their faith to make the biggest comeback that commodified religion has ever seen. The film will be shot in a faux-documentary style.
The film will mark the feature writing and directing debut of Adamma Ebo, whose screenplay was previously selected for the 2019 Sundance Screenwriting Intensive before being voted to the 2019 Hit List. Her twin sister Adanne Ebo will also produce alongside Kaluuya, who is producing under his 59% banner with Rowan Riley, Amandla Crichlow, and Kara Durrett.
This sounds interesting. Making your directorial debut with a mockumentary about organised religion is a bold move. Getting Brown and Hall to star is an added bonus that should get the film plenty of eyeballs.
Brown previously won an Emmy for American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson, which led to a starring role on hit drama This Is Us. He’s also been seen in films such as Black Panther and Waves.
Hall has been starring alongside Don Cheadle on Showtime’s Black Monday, and was recently seen in Netflix’s Breaking News In Yuba County. She’ll next be seen in Hulu’s limited series Nine Perfect Strangers alongside Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy and Amazon’s feature thriller Master.