a certain generation, will most likely remember actor/producer Leon Isaac Kennedy.
While one can rightly say that he never achieved A-list status, he definitely
had quite a run from the late 70’s to the early 90’s, and gained a following
after his lead role as Too Sweet in the "Penitentiary" film trilogy, directed by the
late Jamma Fanaka (for disclosure’s sake, I worked on the first one), "Body and
Soul," "Lone Wolf McQuade" with Chuck Norris, and a host of TV roles.
But some 20
years ago, as Kennedy said himself, “I
knew I needed to look deeper and find a higher purpose for my life. I heard ‘the
calling;’” and he left acting to become a minister, which he still is today, based in Burbank.
good, however. After 2 decades, Kennedy has announced that
he is returning to feature films, with a new project currently in development, called "Heavenly Stars."
the premise of the film is, isn’t yet known, other than being described as a "Christmas movie," and whether Kennedy, aside from acting in the film, will also have
any involvement behind the camera, has not been revealed either.
But he has
been sending out e-mails, announcing “I’M BACK!” and has both Facebook (HERE)
and Twitter (HERE) pages for the film. He also says that in another week or so, he will announce more details about the project.
to wait and a see.