"...a twist on the prodigal son story. It follows a wayward pastor's daughter, Jesse Brown, as she returns from a life as an exotic dancer to make amends with her family and teen son and eventually lead her father's parish, becoming Pastor Brown."
The indie-film is being produced by Rock Capital Films, produced, directed and staring Rockmond Dunbar (pictured left, of Prison Break, Dirty Laundry). It is also being produced by Shaun Livingston of the LA Clippers and former NBA player Charles Oakley.
The role of Pastor/Exotic Dancer Jesse Brown will be played by Salli Richardson Whitfield (pictured left, her biggest credit yet, I Am Legend).
The film will also feature appearances by R& B singers Monica, Angie Stone and India.Arie, as well as Olympic track star Carl Lewis.
Rockmond Dunbar will play the part of Amir, the Muslim love interest.
I have three different knee jerk reactions to this project, I encourage you to share yours...
(1) This movie sounds like it definitely has rooms for a very fluffy bunny, feel good, pluralistic religious perspective: "Sure you were an exotic dancer, but that was just a season, and now you want to change. Sure you have a Muslim love interest, it's not a big deal, whatever works for you, God understands and love you and is ultimately concerned with your happiness, blah, blah, blah."
(2) Or maybe this movie has a positive message about God's grace, mercy, and unfailing love. Maybe there is true life change and "Pastor Brown" stands up on her new found convictions and experiences the true life transforming forgiveness of Christ?
(3) Or maybe this movies going to be lame and it really doesn't matter what the message is because no one's going to see it.
What are your knee-jerk Pastor Brown thoughts?