EXCLUSIVE: Regina Hall and Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown will star and produce Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul from the production company Pinky Promise.
The film centers on Trinity Childs (Hall), the first lady of a prominent Southern Baptist mega-church trying to help pastor husband Lee-Curtis Childs (Brown) rebuild her church and reconcile her faith for the greatest Comeback celebrating the world commodity religion has ever seen. Shot in the faux-documentary style, the film takes a satirical look at the megachurch culture and the often nebulous perspectives that cultivate from it, both anchored in it and to see oneself outside.
“Both Regina and Sterling are forces of nature, and their feel and the sheer creative energy they bring to these roles will be incredible,” said Pinky Promise co-founder Jessamine Burgum. “We are overjoyed to work with two of the nicest, hardest-working people in town. To be honest, a dream will come true. “
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The picture was written and is directed by Adamma Ebo in her feature film and directing debut. The script was selected for the Sundance Screenwriting Intensive 2019 and the 2019 hit list. Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya will produce over his 59% banner with Rowan Riley and Amandla Crichlow alongside Adanne Ebo and Kara Durrett. The UTA Independent Film Group, CAA Media Finance and ICM Partners arranged the financing of the film through Pinky Promise and represent the domestic distribution rights.
Hall can be seen repeating her role as Dawn Darcy on the hit Showtime comedy series Black Monday alongside Don Cheadle recently. Hall starred in Tate Taylor’s thriller Breaking News in Yuba County and is expected to star and executive produce the upcoming occult drama Master with Amazon Studios and Hulus Nine Perfect Strangers, starring Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy. Hall’s recently established production company Rh Negative has signed a first-look deal with Showtime and a slate deal for six films with ViacomCBS’s Entertainment & Youth Group.
Double Emmy Award-winning actor and producer SBrown stars on NBC’s critically acclaimed drama series This Is Us. Brown received Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG awards for his role as Randall Pearson. Next month he will join Oprah Winfrey as executive producer and co-host of the OWN television special, Honoring Our Kings: OWN Honors Black Fatherhood. In 2016, Brown won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of District Attorney Christopher Darden in the highly rated, award-winning television event series American Crime Story: The People VOJ Simpson. He received other Emmy nominations for his work on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. His films include Marvel’s Black Panther, the A24 family drama Waves, and Disney’s Frozen 2. He also recently formed Indian Meadows Productions as part of a pact with 20th Television. The company’s main mandate is to promote diversity through the development and production of fun, educational and inclusive projects in a variety of media forms including film, broadcast, cable and streaming.
Hall is represented by ICM Partners and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman. Brown is represented by CAA, JWS Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham. Adamma and Adanne Ebo are represented by UTA, Redefine Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham.
Pinky Promise is focused on giving aspiring storytellers the support and funding they need to help them realize their vision, create wonders, and instill empathy. Horn for Jesus. Save Your Soul will join other Pinky Promise projects in development, including the upcoming features Tankhouse and Cuttlefish and the upcoming series To the Moon !.