‘Come Sunday’ Review: Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Performance Main Reason To See Netflix’s Preachy Religious Drama

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Following a Sundance Film Festival debut in January, Netflix unveiled Come Sunday, its true-life religious story of the Rev. Carlton Pearson, over the weekend on its streaming service and in some theaters. I caught it Sunday (naturally), but the low-energy dramatics didn’t grab me, with the exception of the lead performance from the always reliable Chiwetel Ejiofor as Pearson, a media-age preacher caught up in a crisis of conscience.
Based on This American Life’s segment…

‘Come Sunday’ Sundance Clip: Chiwetel Ejiofor Preaches To The Angry Choir

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Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in the true-life tale of a renowned pastor in the midst of a crisis of faith in Come Sunday, the new film from Sundance Film Festival alum Joshua Marston that is having its world premiere tonight at the Eccles in the fest’s Premieres section. The Netflix drama bows on the streaming service April 13.
Based on the This American Life story “Heretics,” Ejiofor is Carlton Pearson, an evangelical star whose mentor is Oral Roberts (Martin Sheen) and who…

Martin Sheen Will Play Oral Roberts Opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor In Netflix’s ‘Come Sunday’

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EXCLUSIVE: Martin Sheen is taking on the role of famed Pentecostal televangelist Oral Roberts in Come Sunday, the film based on a true story which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as a renowned evangelical minister in Tulsa, OK who stirs up controversy with his revelation that there is no hell. The film is being directed by Joshua Marston from a script by Marcus Hinchey. The movie is based on a 2005 This American Life radio episode. The film also co-stars Broadway’s Condola Rashad…

Condola Rashad Joins Chiwetel Ejiofor’s ‘Come Sunday’ for Netflix

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Condola Rashad has joined Chiwetel Ejiofor in Netflix’s religious drama “Come Sunday,” with Joshua Marston directing. Ejiofor stars as Carlton Pearson, a popular evangelical minister of the Higher Dimensions Family Church in Tulsa, Okla., whose services drew as many as 5,000 people. He was deemed a heretic by his peers in 2004 as a result… Read more »

Condola Rashad Joins Netflix’s ‘Come Sunday’ With Chiwetel Ejiofor

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EXCLUSIVE: Condola Rashad has joined the cast of Netflix’s Come Sunday, the film that stars Chiwetel Ejiofor in the true story of  a renowned evangelical minister in Tulsa, OK, who stirs up controversy with his revelation that there is no hell. Joshua Marston is directing the pic, which was penned by Marcus Hinchey based on a 2005 This American Life radio episode. Endgame Entertainment’s James. D Stern is producing alongside This American Life‘s Ira Glass and Alissa…