Christian Hip-Hop Artist Lecrae Starring in 'Feel-Good Comedy'

Lecrae
Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae will star in the new feature film 'Believe Me.' (Reach Records)

Join us on the new C-Pop podcast where Taylor and Jessilyn discuss, debate and sometimes deride pop culture with a strong sense of humor and a focus on Christ. Listen at charismapodcastnetwork.com.


Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae is starring in Believe Me, a feature film from Riot Studios that has begun shooting. In the movie, Alex Russell (Chronicle) plays a college-student-turned-con-artist who hopes to profit from naive churchgoers, The Hollywood Reporter says.

"Guess I'm gettin Hollywood," Lecrae wrote in a Facebook post this week.

Several of his fans posted to encourage him, including one who said, "Stay humble Lecrae and keep God first. Change Hollywood, don't let them change you."

No release date has been announced for Believe Me, described by The Hollywood Reporter as a "feel-good comedy." The film also stars Zachary Knighton (Happy Endings), Johanna Braddy (Easy A) and Max Adler (Glee).

The film is being directed and co-written by Will Bakke, who also helmed the documentary Beware of Christians, which followed four Christian college students as they traveled across Europe to interview people about the relevance of Christianity in today's world. Texas-based Riot was founded in 2010 by Bakke, Alex Carroll and Michael Allen.

Earlier this year, Lecrae won a Grammy for Gravity (Reach Records) in the Best Gospel Album category.

For a limited time, we are extending our celebration of the 40th anniversary of Charisma. As a special offer, you can get 40 issues of Charisma magazine for only $40!

NEW from CHARISMA: Do you want to encounter the Holy Spirit and hear God speak to you? Increase your faith, discover freedom, and draw near to God! Click Here

Your Turn

Comment Guidelines
View/Add Comments
Use Desktop Layout
Charisma News - Informing believers with news from a Spirit-filled perspective