After “God’s Not Dead” in 2014, Pure Flix will release “God’s Not Dead 2,” which will progress from the classroom scenes of the first movie to the court room scenes of the sequel. The movie will discuss how at this age, people seem to forget the most basic human right, the right to believe. It will center on the question “Why is it ok to talk about certain things but we can’t talk about other things?”
The movie will start at a history class, when a student, Brooke Thawley (Hayley Orrantia) asked her teacher a question, Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart), clarifying what Jesus said about “loving enemies.” Wesley then responded and confirmed the student’s illustration by expounding on the words of Jesus.
The problem will begin when another student in the class secretly sent a text message to his parents about this discussion, which reached the school’s administration. Principal Kinney (Robin Givens) advised Wesley that her actions were deemed illegal and she will be sued for teaching the words of Jesus in the class.
The movie will highlight how people will stand and defend their beliefs. Wesley’s innocent response to her student’s question cost her a lawsuit which might forfeit her license to teach.
In the trailer, Wesley said, “I would rather stand with God and be judged by the world, than stand with the world and be judged by God.”
Hollywood actor Jesse Metcalfe will play the role of Tom Endler, Wesley’s attorney from the Public Defender’s Office. He is not a religious man, nor a Christian, but he respects Wesley’s passion to share her belief.
Also included in the cast is former U.S. Senator Fred Dalton Thomas who will play the role of Pastor Henry. “God’s Not Dead 2” is the former senator’s last movie, prior to his death on Nov. 1, 2015.
In other news, presidential candidate, Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, hosted a special free screening of “God’s Not Dead 2” at a West Des Moines metroplex on Jan. 31.
Directed by Harold Cronk and produced by Michael Scott, Elizabeth Travis and Brittany LeFebvre, “God’s Not Dead 2” will be in theaters on April 1.