Filmmaker and megachurch founder Bishop T.D. Jakes is in New Orleans, and he’s brought actors Blair Underwood, Pam Grier, Shanon Leal and Nicole Beharie with him.
They’re all part of the cast of Jakes’ indie drama “On the Seventh Day,” a sequel to his 2004 film “Woman Thou Art Loosed.” The film’s four-week shoot — taking place at various New Orleans locations, including Xavier University — will wrap up Aug. 6. Jakes — who has produced such films as “Jumping the Broom” and “Not Easily Broken,” in addition to running his 30,000-member Dallas-based Potter’s House church — is executive-producing the project, based on a script he wrote.
The official synopsis: “A seven-day journey inside the souls and secrets of a husband and wife, Kari and David Ames, as they search for redemption, truth and faith while on a race to find their missing daughter. The film uses the eerie, yet peaceful and beautiful scenery of Louisiana’s bayous and the city’s unique culture to depict a story that everyone can relate to — a story of a couple’s transformation, strength and conviction.”
No release date has been announced.
Make sure you are following @Elev8official for stories like this and more. For more from Oretha Winston follow her on twitter here.