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Chiwetel Ejiofor experiences a crisis of faith in Netflix’s ‘Come Sunday’ trailer

Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) stars Come Sunday, the real-life story of internationally-renowned pastor Carlton Pearson who risks his church, family, and future when he questions church doctrine and finds himself branded a modern-day heretic.

Pastor D’metrius Carlton Pearson was the pastor of the Higher Dimensions Family church of Tulsa, Oklahoma in the 1990s. With a congregation of over 5,000 and was one of only two African-American ministers to have a nationally televised program. It reached hundreds of thousands, earned him a White House visit from then President George W. Bush.

After having an epiphany about God, that included questioning the existence of Hell, his congregation and was declared a heretic by his peers in 2004.

Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace) directs this drama from a screenplay by Marcus Hinchey (All Good Things) and also stars Emmy and Golden Globe award winner Martin Sheen (The West Wing), Emmy nominee Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon series), Jason Segel (The End of the Tour), Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out) and Condola Rashad (Billions).

Come Sunday debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It airs globally on Netflix April 13th. Here is the trailer.

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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