Published: October 13, 2021
Jesse Metcalfe from GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 joins Dennis Quaid in an upcoming faith-based film
From Movieguide® employees
GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 star Jesse Metcalfe just signed a deal with Dennis Quaid and Heather Graham in the upcoming faith-based film ON A WING AND A PRAYER.
Roma Downey and Mark Burnett’s MGM’s Lightworkers will produce the film about a man named Doug White who is forced to fly an airplane after the pilot dies unexpectedly in mid-flight.
“ON A WING AND A PRAYER is a gripping interpretation of a very real survival story and illuminates the remarkable power of the human mind. Doug White is the definition of a hero. We’re excited to partner with Mark, Roma and Autumn and couldn’t have wished for a better star with Dennis to bring this incredible true story to life, ”said Michael De Luca, Chairman of the MGM Motion Picture Group and President Pamela Abdy in a statement.
Movieguide® voted GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 Best Film for an Adult Audience of 2016 and nominated it for the Epiphany Prize® for Most Inspirational Film and 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 begins with a montage that introduces its main characters. Pastor Dave is invited by a jury the same day his African friend, Rev Jude, returns to receive his PhD. Meanwhile, Grace Wesley, a local high school teacher, talks about Jesus and his message of love for the enemy when she was in a history class about Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King and Civil Disobedience asks a question about this doctrine. The school board brings in an atheist attorney to convict Grace of breaking the law and disqualify her from teaching. Pastor Dave ends up on Grace’s jury, but something suddenly goes wrong with her defense.
The stakes in GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 are higher than in the first film. As a result, the sequel is more dramatic and compelling. It also has a more direct, full, and 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 plans to destroy our religious freedom and preach the gospel of Christ.
In addition to his role in GOD’S NOT DEAD 2, Metcalfe starred in Hallmark’s CHESAPEAKE SHORES series.
Quaid was recently featured on Netflix’s BLUE MIRACLE.
According to the Movieguide® review
BLUE MIRACLE is a very well made, entertaining film, with a lot of danger and joy. The film is very well written, with every scene being jeopardized but also making the audience laugh for a laugh or two. There are some very heartfelt moments that show that God has called us to love others. At the same time, the film is well played and very believable.
BLUE MIRACLE has a strong Christian, Biblical, moral worldview with several positive themes and Biblical lessons. For example, the film encourages a moral character, honor and always doing the right thing. Another issue is to trust in God no matter what, because he will listen to our prayers and needs as we bring them to him. Although BLUE MIRACLE has some heavy themes, it can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Stay tuned for updated information on ON A WING AND A PRAYER when it releases.