About God Is Not Dead 2
In GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 which opens nationwide on April 1, 2016, the faith of history teacher Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart) comes under attack when a student asks about the similarities between Jesus’ teachings and those of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King. Grace’s answer — that what Jesus taught was an inspiration for King’s nonviolent activism – leads school district officials to enlist a zealous civil liberties group to find her guilty of violating the “separation of church and state.”
Grace fights for her rights and her livelihood with the help of her union-appointed attorney, Tom Endler (Jesse Metcalfe), who must employ some unusual tactics in his efforts to convince the jury of Grace’s innocence and prevent God’s name from being banned from the public square.
“Cases like these – where the religious freedoms of everyday men and women are being restricted by courts and government agencies – are sadly quite common today.” explained producer and Pure Flix founding partner Michael Scott. “Our hope is that we can start a conversation in the country with this movie about how critical the right to believe, and to talk about that belief in public, is to our nation.”
GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 stars Melissa Joan Hart (SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH, MELISSA & JOEY), Jesse Metcalfe (DALLAS, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) Hayley Orrantia (THE GOLDBERGS, THE X FACTOR), Ernie Hudson (GHOSTBUSTERS, OZ) Sadie Robertson (DUCK DYNASTY), Robin Givens (HEAD OF THE CLASS, BOOMERANG), the late Fred Dalton Thompson (LAW & ORDER, DIE HARD 2) and Maria Canals-Barrera (CRISTELA, WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE), with Pat Boone and Ray Wise (FRESH OFF THE BOAT, MAD MEN).
Stars from the original GOD’S NOT DEAD return as well, including fan favorites David A.R. White (Rev. Dave), Benjamin Onyango (Rev. Jude), Trisha LaFache (Amy Ryan) and Paul Kwo (Martin Yip), along with a special appearance by Newsboys.
GOD’S NOT DEAD 2, reuniting the creative team behind the original, is directed by Harold Cronk (GOD’S NOT DEAD, JERUSALEM COUNTDOWN) from a script by Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon (GOD’S NOT DEAD, DO YOU BELIEVE?). Michael Scott, David A.R. White, Brittany Lefebvre and Elizabeth Hatcher-Travis and the late Russell Wolfe are producers.
Official web site: http://godsnotdeadthemovie.com/
ABOUT DAVID A.R. WHITE-
DAVID A.R. WHITE (Rev. Dave) co-starred for three years on Burt Reynolds’ hit TV show EVENING SHADE, as well as earning many other roles in television and film, before becoming a founding partner in Pure Flix, now the leading producer of faith-based films. David is one of the most prolific actors and filmmakers in the faith-based arena, producing and starring in nearly 20 feature-length films. His credits include GOD’S NOT DEAD, DANCER AND DAME, BROTHER WHITE, REVELATION ROAD 1 & 2, IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE, and many more. David’s passion remains to further enhance faith-based films with excellence in every way. His love for the Lord guides the projects he works on. David and his wife Andrea have three children