Condola Rashad Joins Chiwetel Ejiofor in Netflix's Carlton Pearson Bio, 'Come Sunday'
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Condola Rashad Joins Chiwetel Ejiofor in Netflix's Carlton Pearson Bio, 'Come Sunday'

Condola Rashad
Condola Rashad

Condola Rashad has joined Chiwetel Ejiofor, Danny Glover and Robert Redford in “Come Sunday” – the upcoming Netflix original movie that tells the true story of evangelical minister Carlton Pearson, who built one of the largest churches in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and then lost everything as a result of his evolving faith.

Ejiofor is attached to star as Pearson, who stirred up controversy a decade ago, with his revelation that, essentially, there is no hell. Branded a heretic by his peers, Pearson would eventually lose almost everything, and would have to fight to not only rebuild his church, but also his family, as well as find and establish his own personal path.

Glover will play Gilbert Pearson – Carlton Pearson’s uncle; Robert Redford will play Oral Roberts in the film – the connection there being that Pearson attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, where he was mentored by Oral Roberts; and finally, new cast addition Rashad will play Gina, Carlton Pearson’s wife.

Titled “Come Sunday” (it’s previously known as “Heretics”), the film will be directed by Joshua Marston (“Maria Full of Grace”).

With this solid growing cast, and the material they have to work with, this is certainly a project to watch for in the coming year.

Despite a stellar, though still relatively young stage career, and a last name many in the entertainment industry would instantly recognize, the talented Condola Rashad hasn’t yet quite seen a similar embracing on the screen (both big and small), with roles here and there on mostly TV series and TV movies, but nothing yet that’s really put her front and center, and allowed her to shine. But she’s certainly busy; to start, she has a supporting role on Showtime’s TV series “Billions” which returns for its second season next year; and she returns to the Broadway stage next spring for “A Doll’s House, Part 2” opposite Chris Cooper and Laurie Metcalf. For the big screen, she stars in veteran Macedonian filmmaker Milcho Manchevski’s “Bikini Moon,” which wrapped up filming in New York City over the summer, and is set to premiere in 2017.

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