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Pastor Greg Laurie Visits Set of New Kingdom Story Movie JESUS REVOLUTION

Photo from Greg Laurie’s Instagram

Pastor Greg Laurie Visits Set of New Kingdom Story Movie JESUS REVOLUTION

By Movieguide® Staff

The Erwin brothers of Kingdom Story Company announced that they would follow up their blockbuster hit, AMERICAN UNDERDOG, with another movie based on a true story, JESUS REVOLUTION.

The movie follows the true story of the “spiritual awakening” of the 1970s and the nationwide impact of evangelists and pastors such as Greg Laurie on Americans.

“The true story of a national spiritual awakening in the early 1970’s and its origins within a community of teenage hippies in Southern California,” the IMDb synopsis reads.

Laurie recently visited the set of JESUS REVOLUTION and talked with Jon Erwin about the upcoming biopic.

“I love this movie,” Jon told Laurie. “I’ve wanted to make this movie for years. It’s original. It’s personal, there’s such a cause behind it, like, ‘God, let’s see this happen again.’ But it’s also going to be really funny. It’s going to be really funny and it’s going to be really heartfelt… It’s one of those movies that’s going to make you laugh as much as it makes you cry. I think it’s going to be this incredible emotional experience in a way people don’t expect.

“This will be my fifth or sixth adaptation of a true story in a row since the movie WOODLAWN,” the Movieguide® Award-winning director continued. “The difference between this is a lot of those other stories were well known, like I CAN ONLY IMAGINE or AMERICAN UNDERDOG. This is a story, it was almost like finding a diamond that no one knew was there or that people have forgotten about. When I found this magazine, Time Magazine cover ‘The Jesus Revolution 1971,’ four years after the Time Magazine cover was ‘Is God Dead?’ It was just this story of this hippy revival and this revolution of love and Jesus sweeping the country with people that the church didn’t even let in the door. We just discovered this really fun, heartfelt, rebellious, beautiful story.”

Actor Joel Courtney, best known for SUPER 8 and Netflix’s THE KISSING BOOTH franchise, plays the role of Laurie in JESUS REVOLUTION and updated the pastor in a recent Instagram video.

“It’s coming naturally because of the shared faith that I have with you, Greg. And then also their challenges to like the period and the time,” he told Laurie.

Laurie joked: “That’s a cool shirt you got on there.”

JESUS REVOLUTION also features a star-studded cast with THE CHOSEN actor Jonathan Roumie as Lonnie Frisbee, alongside comedian Jim Gaffigan, Kelsey Grammar, and Julia Campbell.

Movieguide® has yet to review JESUS REVOLUTION and cannot advise on its content.

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