Curb recording artist Natalie Grant is enjoying an extraordinary summer, highlighted by the long anticipated premiere of the new One Media, LLC/Millennium Entertainment motion picture, Persecuted.
Produced by multiple Oscar®-winner Gray Frederickson (The Godfather Trilogy, Apocalypse Now) and writer/director Daniel Lusko, the faith-based action-thriller sees the award-winning singer/songwriter in a supporting role alongside James Remar, Bruce Davison, Dean Stockwell, Gretchen Carlson, and Fred Thompson. For additional details, including nationwide theatre information, please see www.persecutedmovie.com.
Persecuted is already among the year’s most talked about new films. The recently released trailer quickly ascended to No. 1 on iTunes Movie Trailers’ “Most Popular” list, noted by The Hollywood Reporter as “a feat insiders attribute to a robust Facebook page and the ripped-from-the headlines themes that the movie explores.” Furthermore, FOX News declared Persecuted to be a “timely thriller,” while Politico praised the film as a “House of Cards for the religious set.”
Natalie explained why she made the role fit in her busy schedule:
“I chose to be a part of this movie, not because I was trying to grandstand on any particular issue, but honestly, because I thought it would be fun and different and a challenge for me. However, I also decided to do it because I have personally experienced that some who are screaming loudest for tolerance are the ones who are displaying the greatest intolerance. I do not believe you can legislate morality, and I am not a proponent of trying to force my beliefs or view of righteousness on anyone. I’m much more a proponent of living what you believe, instead of shouting it or waving it on a sign.”
Watch the trailer below:
In addition to her extraordinary musical career, Grant is also committed to giving voice to the voiceless through a variety of charitable efforts. An outspoken advocate for victims of human trafficking, she is the founder of Abolition International, a non-profit origination that works towards providing quality restorative aftercare to human trafficking victims both domestically and around the world. Make sure that you checkout Natalie’s exclusive message about women’s empowerment with us here: Woman To Woman: Natalie Grant Opens Her Heart To You [EXCLUSIVE]
Meanwhile, It Takes A Church – the new matchmaking series hosted by Grant – continues its hugely popular first season on GSN. The highly rated series, which sees Christian congregations across the country play matchmaker to help an unattached fellow parishioner find their partner, recently received the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages. New episodes of It Takes A Church air Thursdays at 9EST/8CT on GSN. Don’t miss: First Look: Natalie Grant On Hosting GSN’s ‘It Takes A Church’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]
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