NEW YORK, October 16, 2013 — So what do a hip-hop recording artist, a former Disney actress, a couple Christian pop singers, several silver screen Hollywood veterans and, a reformed felon have in common?
A new film hitting theatres this Friday October, 18: “I’m in love with a Church Girl” starring rapper and actor Jeff “Ja Rule” Atkins” Adrian Bailon from Disney’s the Cheetah Girls franchise, actor and media personality Stephen Baldwin, actor Michael Madsen, and former HBO Sopranos star Vincent Pastore.
The compelling storyline of a former drug dealer who meets a “church girl” and embarks on a journey of reform and spiritual soul-searching is the true-life story of the film’s writer and co-executive producer Galley Molina. Molina, who wrote the script for the film and novel of the same title, penned it while serving five years in a federal lock-up on drug-related charges.
The film’s plot chronicles the main character, Miles Montego (Ja Rule, The Fast and The Furious) as he tries to let go of his criminal past while falling in love with Vanessa (Bailon, X-Factor and The Talk. During this riveting, faith filled transformation Montego is pursued by a DEA agent portrayed by Jason McDaniel’s Stephen Baldwin.
Others in the film include Grammy-winner Toby Mac, rapper actor, and evangelist T-Bone, and Michael Madsen from Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs.”
In an exclusive interview with The Washington Times Communities, co-executive producers and cast members shared some behind the scenes stories about the film during their national bus tour to promote the film at
After playing an extended trailer for the film, the team stuck around for the Sunday service where Ja Rule personified the film’s mission and made a personal decision to be born-again emphasizing his new Christian faith.
“I’m thrilled about ‘JA’ getting saved!” said
Hillsong is no stranger to celebrity parishioners as evidenced by Justin Beiber’s recent tweet of his Sunday visit and Instagram photo with Hillsong’s pastor Carl Lentz
Molina shared the inside info that the film initially faced challenges with
The result is a diverse, star-studded cast of successful entertainment professionals and film actors, with a musical score produced by Grammy-winning composers who have created the soundtracks for films like “The Dark Knight” and “The Lion King”.
U.S. and international distribution for the film is through Universal-Vivendi, and Sony Pictures who recently distributed block-buster films “Red Dawn” and “
“I’m in love with a Church Girl” hits theaters nation-wide this Friday and cast members will be on hand at the Times Square AMC Theatre to greet fans at the box-office premiere. This heart-felt and riveting drama is poised to be best film of the year for, action, drama, and faith-based filmgoers alike.
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