David Strathairn, Brenton Thwaites to star in “An Interview with God”
You may not have heard of “An Interview with God,” but the film just wrapped its principal photography and is heading to theaters in 2017. Along with an intriguing plot, the film also boasts an impressive cast, which was revealed in today’s announcements from the studio.
The project is mystery-drama, it will star Oscar nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck, The Bourne Ultimatum, Lincoln) and Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, The Giver, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales). The studio announced that the film had completed principal photography earlier today, wrapping up a four-week shoot in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. The announcement was made by Giving Films, the charity independent film label behind the project.
Directed by Perry Lang (Men of War, Weeds) from a screenplay by Ken Aguado, the cast also includes Yael Grobglas (Jane The Virgin), Hill Harper (Concussion, CSI: NY) and Charlbi Dean Kriek (The Other). Aguado and Fred Bernstein are producing with Richard L. Jackson, founder of Giving Films, and Paul Kurta serving as executive producers.
As you probably have guessed by the list of locations, the drama set in New York City. Paul Asher, an up-and-coming journalist, finds his life and faith increasingly challenged when he’s granted the interview of a lifetime – with a man who claims to be God. Brenton Thwaites portrays Asher and Strathairn is The Man.
“The film unfolds as a mystery, with many surprising twists and turns. We wanted to make an accessible film that explored core aspects of faith and inspiration, but one that would also stand on its own as great entertainment,” said Aguado.
Bernstein noted: “Through a provocative story, An Interview with God poses a simple yet profound question to the audience: If you could interview God, what would you ask?”
“Giving Films is committed to presenting quality films and funneling 100 percent of its profits to charities making a difference in the world. We believe that An Interview with God will entertain and inspire audiences, while also serving our mission,” added Jackson.
An Interview with God is scheduled for a 2017 theatrical release.
ABOUT GIVING FILMS
Giving Films is a non-profit label committed to films that entertain and spark conversations around life, faith, and relationships. One hundred percent of Giving Films’ profits from An Interview with God will be donated to organizations supporting foster care, mental health services, and veterans. The company’s first film, the 2015 release 90 Minutes in Heaven, starred Kate Bosworth and Hayden Christensen.