Come Sunday (film)

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Come Sunday
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Poster
Directed byJoshua Marston
Produced by
Written byMarcus Hinchey
Starring
Music byTamar-kali
CinematographyPeter Flinckenberg
Edited byMalcolm Jamieson
Production
companies
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • January 21, 2018 (2018-01-21) (Sundance)
  • April 13, 2018 (2018-04-13) (United States)
Running time
106 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Come Sunday is a 2018 American drama film based on Carlton Pearson's excommunication directed by Joshua Marston, from a screenplay by Marcus Hinchey. It stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martin Sheen, Condola Rashad, Jason Segel, Danny Glover and Lakeith Stanfield.

The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2018 and was released in the United States on April 13, 2018, by Netflix.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

In July 2010, it was announced Marc Forster would produce and direct the film, with James D. Stern producing the film under his Endgame Entertainment banner. while Ira Glass will also produce alongside Alissa Shipp under their This American Life banner.[2] In May 2014, it was announced Robert Redford and Jeffrey Wright had been cast in the film, while Jonathan Demme would direct the film, with Forster only serving as a producer.[3] In July 2016, it was announced Joshua Marston would now direct the film, with Chiwetel Ejiofor joining the cast of the film and Netflix distributing the film.[4] In September 2016, Danny Glover joined the cast of the film.[5] In December 2016, Condola Rashad, Lakeith Stanfield and Martin Sheen joined the cast of the film, with Sheen replacing Redford.[6][7][8] In January 2017, Stacey Sargeant joined the cast of the film.[9]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography began in January 2017.[10]

Release[edit]

The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2018.[11][12] It was released on April 13, 2018 on Netflix.[13]

Critical reception[edit]

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 66% based on 29 reviews, and an average rating of 5.7/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Come Sunday benefits greatly from Chiwetel Ejiofor's central performance, which is often enough to lift an otherwise uneven drama."[14] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 65 out of 100, based on 14 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Come Sunday". Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Institute. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  2. ^ Sneider, Jeff (July 13, 2010). "Marc Forster to Produce and Possibly Direct 'Heretics'". TheWrap. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  3. ^ Siegel, Tatania (May 21, 2014). "Robert Redford in Talks to Play Oral Roberts in Film 'Come Sunday' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  4. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (July 26, 2016). "Chiwetel Ejiofor in Talks to Star Opposite Robert Redford in Netflix Film 'Come Sunday' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  5. ^ Ford, Rebecca (September 27, 2016). "Danny Glover Joining Robert Redford in 'Come Sunday' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  6. ^ Hipes, Patrick (December 7, 2016). "Condola Rashad Joins Netflix's 'Come Sunday' With Chiwetel Ejiofor". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  7. ^ Galuppo, Mia (December 16, 2016). "'Atlanta' Star Lakeith Stanfield Joins Chiwetel Ejiofor in Netflix's 'Come Sunday' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  8. ^ Busch, Anita (December 7, 2016). "Martin Sheen Will Play Oral Roberts Opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor In Netflix's 'Come Sunday'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  9. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (January 23, 2017). "Netflix's 'Come Sunday' Adds Stacey Sergeant; Joseph Ferrante Cast In 'LAbyrinth'". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  10. ^ "Come Sunday" (PDF). Directors Guild of America. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  11. ^ "2018 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: FEATURE FILMS ANNOUNCED". Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Institute. November 29, 2017. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  12. ^ "Sundance Program Schedule" (PDF). Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Institute. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  13. ^ Kenny, Glen (December 29, 2017). "A Sneak Preview of 2018 Netflix Films and a Canine Secret Weapon". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  14. ^ "Come Sunday (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  15. ^ "Come Sunday Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 27, 2018.

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