‘Revival: The Experience’: Mali Music, Chaka Khan, Michelle Williams and More Star In Musical Retelling of the Gospel of John (Video)

Exclusive photo of Harry Lennix & Mali Music in REVIVAL.
Exclusive photo of Harry Lennix & Mali Music in REVIVAL.

This should pique the curiosity of those who frequently lament the absence of black faces in biblical tales adapted for the film and/or TV screens.

Actor Obba Babatunde and Danny Green (“Mr. Sophistication”) co-directed this upcoming feature musical take on the story of the Gospel according to John the Apostle.

Titled “REVIVAL: The Experience,” this film stars 2015 double Grammy nominee Mali Music (Best Urban Contemporary Album for his debut album, “Mali Is,” and Best Gospel Performance/ Song, “I Believe”) as Jesus Christ. Featuring a cast of names you’ll instantly recognize, the project also sees Harry Lennix (also a producer and screenwriter) playing Pontius Pilate, with Chaka Khan, Victoria Platt, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Noel Gugliemi, T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh, Dawnn Lewis, Brely Evans, gospel superstar Bishop William Murphy III, and Obba Babatunde himself, also appearing in the film.

Lennix and Holly Carter penned the script.

Harry Lennix, Holly Carter and David C. Waite are producing through their Xponent Media, Relevé Entertainment and Jupiter Films banners, respectively. Steve Harris and T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh are executive producing.

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SOURCE: IndieWire
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