Pastors, politicians and celebrities joined more than 500 people and groups from more than 10 countries to see David take on Goliath.
"I was so blessed seeing this film," said Jimmy Delshad, mayor of Beverly Hills, California. Delshad echoed the sentiments of the vast majority of people who attended.
"I thought Tim Chey (the director) did a stunning and remarkable job," said pastor Mike Lewis outside the packed theater at Fox Studios. "A lot of people in my section were crying—very moving and, I add, very God-honoring film."
"Amazing and awesome film on crazy faith," said Joel Rodrigo. "I can't wait to watch the film again. Huge blessing seeing this."
David and Goliath looks at one of the most powerful and beloved Bible stories of all time. The film will focus on the early life of David, who fought against the Philistine giant, Goliath, against all odds.
The movie stars Miles Sloman, who plays David, Richard Summers-Calvert, Makenna Guyer, Paul Hughes, Simon Davies, Joseph Emms, and Jerry Sokoloski, who plays Goliath. Sokoloski is one of the tallest men in the world. Christian NewsWire reports he is 7 feet 8 inches, but other sources put him between 7 feet 4 inches and 7 feet 7 inches.
David and Goliath comes at a time when Hollywood is embracing faith-based films as of late, and the audiences are growing at a record pace according to reports.
The team for the film, set for an early 2015 nationwide theater release, is raising $10 million in prints and advertising to be on 1,000 screens.
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