If there's one thing we're always in the mood for, it's a good laugh! We love to escape from the day to day drama and news with a good show that's going to let us get into someone else's mess! Focus Features has taken the initiative to give us something that we've never seen publicly but only imagined! A satire of church culture, starring Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown, called "Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul."
"Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul." is a satirical comedy starring Regina Hall as Trinitie Childs - the proud first lady of a Southern Baptist megachurch, who together with her husband Pastor Lee-Curtis Childs (Sterling K. Brown), once served a congregation in the tens of thousands. But after a scandal forces their church to temporarily close, Trinitie and Lee-Curtis must reopen their church and rebuild their congregation to make the biggest comeback that commodified religion has ever seen.
Check out the trailer below!
Written and directed by Adamma Ebo, the film is produced by Adanne Ebo, Daniel Kaluuya, Rowan Riley, Amandla Crichlow, Kara Durrett, Jessamine Burgum, Matthew Cooper, Hall and Brown.
“I was like, ‘I need somebody who is gut-bustlingly funny, but you could really dig deep and find some of those dramatic moments because the film does run that tonal gambit, and Regina Hall has been huge in Black Hollywood for forever,” said Adamma. “I never thought I could get Regina Hall.”
“Sterling’s name had come up a couple of times and we were like, ‘Is Sterling funny?’ We’re used to him making us have all the feels and cry,” she said of Brown. “So we were scrolling through his credits on IMDb and we saw that he won an Emmy for guest-starring on Brooklyn 9-9, so we were like, ‘Okay, let’s check out this episode.’ We watched it, and he was so hilarious…He also has the range. We now know he has the complete range.”
She continued, “I think a lot of Lee-Curtis and Trinitie is on the page but they brought so much as executive producers, really digging into the characters, using their resources to help this tiny, independent short film happen. I am enthralled with them; it’s going to be so hard to work with other people. I love them so much. They were so nurturing…it felt so familial.”
"Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul" by Focus Features film first premiered at the Sundance film festival but drops in theaters and on Peacock on Sept. 2.
It's funny and we can't wait for everyone to see it!