Here’s an easy way to get me on board with a movie: Pierce Brosnan, Ed Harris, and Jim Gaffigan joining up to star in a comedy. But according to Variety, the upcoming indie feature Salvation Boulevard isn’t going to just have that terrific leading cast, but it has this great premise:
The comedic thriller is set in the world of mega-churches in which a former Deadhead-turned-born again-Christian finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church who will do anything to protect their larger-than-life pastor.
You can’t go wrong setting your film in the world of mega-churches, which are ridiculous structures in their own right. No word on who plays the former Deadhead or the Pastor, but I’m just happy to see these guys together in a “comedic thriller,” especially two traditionally dramatic actors like Brosnan and Harris. George Ratliff (Joshua) will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Douglas Stone based off Larry Beinhart’s (Wag the Dog) book of the same name.