We first brought you the news of Mali Music dressed in Jesus’ robe, and now it is the trailer. 2015 double Grammy nominee Mali Music (Best Urban Contemporary Album for his debut, Mali Is and Best Gospel Performance, I Believe) and renowned actor Harry Lennix unveiled the first look at the trailer for “REVIVAL! THE EXPERIENCE,” in advance of the film’s scheduled 2015 release. A musical motion picture event, “REVIVAL! THE EXPERIENCE” is the story of the gospel according to John the Apostle and stars singer/songwriter Mali Music as Jesus and actor / writer / producer Lennix as Pontius Pilate.
Directed by a Nigerian– Obba Babatunde (“Miss Evers’ Boys,” “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge”) and Danny Green (“Mr. Sophistication”) – from a screenplay by Lennix and Holly Carter (“Preachers of L.A.”) the film presentation of this timeless story is told by dramatizing supremely constructed original contemporary and gospel music that helps recount the mission, ministry and miracles of Jesus.
“‘REVIVAL!’ is a project that has lived in my heart for many years. It espouses a message of love and courage, something that can help comfort all of us as we process the chaos of daily life,” said Lennix.
“This project brings moments of the Bible alive in a way that is awe inspiring, entertaining and maybe even life changing. It offers an incredible biblical and musical experience for audiences yearning for more inspirational storytelling,” added Holly Carter.
The production features indelible performances from a litany of superstars including legendary 10 time Grammy winner Chaka Khan, Grammy winner Michelle Williams, Victoria Platt (“Star Crossed”), Wendy Raquel Robinson (“The Game”), Noel Gugliemi (“Fast and Furious,” “Training Day”) T’Keyah Crystal Keymah (“Let’s Stay Together,” “Jackie Brown”) Dawnn Lewis (“Major Crimes”), Brely Evans (“Sparkle”), Obba Babatunde (Broadway’s “Dreamgirls”), Bob Wisdom (The Wire) and gospel superstar Bishop William Murphy III.
Harry Lennix, Holly Carter and David C. Waite are producing through their Xponent Media, Releve Entertainment and Jupiter Films banners, respectively. Steve Harris and T’Keyah Crystal Keymah are executive producing.