From “Luck” to “God”. Its YouTube channel has scored over a million and a half hits. Now, God’s Not Dead, the Pure Flix movie inspired by the book of the same name by Rice Broocks is scheduled to open this Friday (5/21). While it may not answer the question to everyone’s satisfaction of whether or not God exists, the drama about a Christian student (Shane Harper) engaged in a classroom debate on the subject with his atheist philosophy professor should play well to its choir. The question is how much beyond the choir will its message be heard. More on that when I review the film on Friday morning. Till then, I had the opportunity to talk with three of the films principals, including the aforementioned stars and producer David A.R. White (who also plays a pastor in the film).
First up, Shane Harper. The multi-talented 21-year-old broke into show business when he was just 13 — as a principal dancer in Disney’s High School Musical 2 and Nickelodeon’s Dance on Sunset. Those led to an acting stint on Disney Channel’s recently-wrapped sitcom Good Luck, Charlie. While he’s had supporting roles in two films (Flipped and My Name is Khan), in God is Not Dead he actually shares the lead with Kevin Sorbo. (More @ Beliefnet)
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