Marc Forster To Burn Some "Heretics"

7/18/2010 Posted by Admin

Marc Forster To Burn Some "Heretics"

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By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Marc Forster has always been a director who likes to take on projects about diverse subjects. He has directed serious dramas, like "Finding Neverland," great acting performances (Halle Berry in “Monster’s Ball") and has also helmed a big-budget action film, "Quantum of Solace," and now it looks as if he will take on religion for his next film.

According to Variety, Forster is being lined up as a potential director for the religious drama "Heretics" for Endgame Entertainment.

Based on an episode of "This American Life," "Heretics" centers on Carlton Pearson, a rising star among evangelicals until he was ostracized by his own church and declared a heretic after he started preaching that there is no Hell. Pearson began to do so after watching a program about conditions in war-torn Rwanda.

Marcus Hinchey ("All Good Things") is writing the screenplay. James D. Stern, Ira Glass, Alissa Shipp, Bradford Simpson and Forster will produce.

Forster is a skilled and adept director, and I think Glass’s “This American Life” is truly a great journalistic program. The combination of that along with the fact that this story is very interesting and controversial should make for a great project.

Looks for filming to begin later this year.

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