Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lakeith Stanfield, Condola Rashad Star In Netflix’s ‘Come Sunday’ Trailer
Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in the true story of Bishop Carlton Pearson who came to challenge the idea of religion in his packed church and almost lost everything.
Chiwetel Ejiofor almost looks indistinguishable to himself as the Pentecostal pastor Bishop Carlton Pearson in Netflix’s newest original movie, Come Sunday.
The true story, which begins streaming April 13, finds Ejiofor as a religious figure, adorned with packed congregations, who challenges the faith of his parishioners after experience a change in his life.
The first trailer, which you can see below, showcases Ejiofor as this rising evangelical star, plus features appearances from Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta) and Condola Rashad (Ruined). When you see him begin preaching that there’s no hell, you see just how sudden the changes happen from within the church and outside in the community.
Branded as a modern-day heretic, director Joshua Marston says he was fascinated by Pearson’s inspiring, faith-filled journey. “Here’s a man who prayed and contemplated, and ultimately said, ‘I’ve changed what I believe.’ It takes tremendous courage to examine and revise your beliefs,” Marston says. “This is a powerful story of a man who stood up for what he believed even in the face of severe criticism.”
Come Sunday also stars Jason Segel, Danny Glover and Martin Sheen (as Pearson’s mentor, Oral Roberts).
Watch the trailer for yourself below and make sure to watch out for more from Come Sunday from us real soon.