Here’s an exclusive preview for the upcoming film Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul starring Sterling K. Brown and Regina Hall.
Written and directed by Adamma Ebo, the film follows the first lady of a Southern Baptist megachurch Trinitie Childs and her husband Pastor Lee-Curtis Childs “who once served a congregation in the tens of thousands. But after a scandal forces their church to temporarily close, Trinitie and Lee-Curtis must reopen their church and rebuild their congregation to make the biggest comeback that commodified religion has ever seen.”
In the above clip, Trinitie and Lee Curtis are preparing their documentary, Trinitie is hesitant while the pastor attempts to comfort her with an analogy.
‘Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul’ is executive produced by Monkeypaw’s Jordan Peele, and produced by Daniel Kaluuya through his production company 59% with Amanda Crichlow, alongside Adamma Ebo, Adanne Ebo, Pinky Promise’s Jessamine Burgum and Matthew Cooper, Rowan Riley, Kara Durrett, Hall and Brown.
Shadow and Act hosted a Sundance panel on the film in which the Ebo twins talked about the project.
“I was like, ‘I need somebody who is gut-bustlingly funny, but you could really dig deep and find some of those dramatic moments because the film does run that tonal gambit, and Regina Hall has been huge in Black Hollywood for forever,” said Adamma. “I never thought I could get Regina Hall.”
She continued, “I think a lot of Lee-Curtis and Trinitie is on the page but they brought so much as executive producers, really digging into the characters, using their resources to help this tiny, independent short film happen. I am enthralled with them; it’s going to be so hard to work with other people. I love them so much. They were so nurturing…it felt so familial.”
The Focus Features film drops in theaters and on Peacock on Sept. 2.