Sean Hannity to Executive Produce Faith-Based Movie With Kevin Sorbo

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Fox News’ Sean Hannity has delved into filmmaking by partnering with Kevin Sorbo on a movie where the former star of TV’s Hercules: The Legendary Journeys will play a world-renowned atheist whose beliefs are dramatically challenged.

For Sorbo, it’s the second time he is playing a character in a story with atheism as the central plot point, after having previously starred in God’s Not Dead, the surprise hit that made $61 million domestically on a $2 million production budget and spurred a sequel, God’s Not Dead 2, which made $21 million.

As for Hannity, he is making his first foray into filmmaking as executive producer, but it won’t be his last, according to insiders, as he is pursuing other projects. The longtime star on Fox News could reveal more about his plans on Wednesday during a segment on his show, Hannity, where Sorbo is booked as a guest.

The movie, dubbed Let There Be Light, also stars Sorbo’s wife, Sam, who co-wrote the script with Dan Gordon. Kevin and Sam Sorbo met when she appeared in several Hercules episodes, and the couple have worked together sporadically since then.

The couple’s two young sons, who train under former Baywatch star Erika Eleniak also have roles in Let There Be Light. “They blew me away with their auditions,” said Sorbo. “Then Sam and I, as producers, realized the amount of money we had just saved by casting our own kids.”

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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter, Paul Bond