GOD’S NOT DEAD 2’s Jesse Metcalfe Joins Dennis Quaid in Upcoming Faith-Based Movie
By Movieguide® Staff
Roma Downey and Mark Burnett’s MGM’s Lightworkers will produce the movie the movie about a man named Doug White who is forced to fly a plane after the pilot died unexpectedly mid-flight.
“ON A WING AND A PRAYER is a gripping take on a very real survivor story and illuminates the remarkable power of the human spirit. Doug White is the definition of a hero. We are thrilled to partner with Mark, Roma and Autumn, and couldn’t have asked for a better star in Dennis to bring this unbelievable true story to life,” MGM Motion Picture Group chairman Michael De Luca and president Pamela Abdy said in a statement.
Movieguide® selected GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 as the Best Movie for Mature Audiences of 2016, and nominated it for the Epiphany Prize® for Most Inspiring Movie, as well as the Faith and Freedom® Award at the 24th Annual Movieguide® Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry.
According to the Movieguide® review,
GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 opens with a montage introducing its main cast of characters. Pastor Dave gets a jury summons the same day his African friend, the Rev. Jude, returns to get his doctorate. Meanwhile, Grace Wesley, a local high school teacher, discusses Jesus and his message of love your enemy when asked a question about this teaching in a history class on Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King and civil disobedience. The school board brings in an atheist lawyer to convict Grace of violating the law and take away her teaching license. Pastor Dave ends up on Grace’s jury, but things suddenly go wrong with her defense.
The stakes in GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 are raised higher than the first movie. Consequently, the sequel is more dramatic and riveting. It also has a more direct, more comprehensive, more spirited historical defense of Jesus Christ and His Gospel, including His death and resurrection. Finally, GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 encourages Christians to peacefully protest against the forces of darkness and oppose their evil schemes to destroy our religious freedom to preach Christ’s Gospel.
In addition to his role in GOD’S NOT DEAD 2, Metcalfe starred in Hallmark’s CHESAPEAKE SHORES series.
Quaid recently appeared in Netflix’s BLUE MIRACLE.
According to Movieguide®’s review,
BLUE MIRACLE is a very well made, entertaining movie, with lots of jeopardy and joy. The movie is very well scripted, with every scene having jeopardy, but also giving audiences a laugh or two. It has some very heartfelt moments showing that loving others is what God has called us to do. At the same time, the movie is well acted and very believable.
BLUE MIRACLE has a strong Christian, biblical, moral worldview with multiple positive themes and biblical lessons. For example, the movie promotes a moral character, honor and always doing the right thing. Another theme is to trust in God no matter what, because He will listen to our prayers and needs if we bring them to Him. Though BLUE MIRACLE has some heavy themes, it can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Stay tuned for updated information for ON A WING AND A PRAYER as it’s relesaed.
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