A First Look at the Newest Movie in the GOD’S NOT DEAD Franchise

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A First Look at the Newest Movie in the GOD’S NOT DEAD Franchise

Actors John Corbett, Tatum O’Neal and Ted McGinley Discuss Faith and Movies

By Ben Kayser, Managing Editor

Nobody expected GOD’S NOT DEAD, a low budget, independent faith-based movie, to gross $60 million at the box office. It not only created a franchise, but paved the way for a new independent faith and family studio.

Three years later, Pure Flix Films is filming the third movie in the series, which is titled GOD’S NOT DEAD: A LIGHT IN DARKNESS and stars John Corbett of MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, Tatum O’Neal of the classic movie PAPER MOON and the original BAD NEWS BEARS, and Ted McGinley of HAPPY DAYS and CHRISTMAS WITH A CAPITAL C, among other actors from the franchise.

The plot of the third movie will center around Pastor Dave, played by David A.R. White, who was arrested in the second movie for refusing to submit his sermons to the government. After being released from prison, Pastor Dave’s life is thrown into chaos after his church is burned down, with tragic results. However, the university that owns the church doesn’t want to rebuild it due to the controversy surrounding Pastor Dave. So, Dave enlists his estranged atheist brother, played by John Corbett, to help him with his legal problems. Along the way, Dave’s faith is put to the test as he begins to wonder if God truly is good all the time, as he frequently says.

GOD’S NOT DEAD: A LIGHT IN DARKNESS opens nationwide March 30, 2018.