In 2017, Kevin Sorbo returns to the screen in Let There Be Light, a drama about an atheist who becomes a Christian after a near-death experience.
Known for his TV role as Hercules in the ‘90s TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Sorbo has in recent years appeared in several faith movies and other family-friendly films. Let There Be Light is co-written and co-produced by Sam Sorbo, Kevin’s wife. The couple met on the set of Hercules, when she played a princess.
In an interview with AL.com, Sam touched on the public’s desire for Christian films. “If you do the right faith-based movie,” she said, “you’re going to reach a lot of people.”
As an example, she pointed to the blockbuster success of 2014’s God’s Not Dead, which starred Sorbo. The film broke records, and grabbed more than $60 million at the box office.
More importantly, the film is changing the lives of viewers. Sam told AL.com about a time her husband was at the airport when a woman came up to him and shared how God’s Not Dead had changed her life. ‘I was a Muslim,’ the woman told him, ‘but I just became a Christian. I just got baptized with my daughter.’ “That got to me,” Sam said. “We need to be making those kind of films.”
In addition to both of the Sorbos, the cast of Let There Be Light also includes Daniel Roebuck, Gary Grubbs, Kelsey Sanders, Leander Suleiman, Sherri Eakin, singer Dionne Warwick and country music’s Travis Tritt. The movie is set to release in late 2017 during the Christmas season.
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