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Kevin Sorbo

Kevin Sorbo (“Let There Be Light,” “God’s Not Dead”) is set to star in “The Penitent Thief,” an adaptation of Don Willis’ best-selling novel of the same name. The film is currently in production and is scheduled for debut during the 2019 Easter season. The HISTORICAL FICTION DRAMA follows the journey of the two men who were crucified alongside Jesus. The film assumes the two could have been brothers and spins a story around how their lives could have intersected with some of the most notable figures in the Bible.

Actor Kevin Sorbo is an evangelical, nondenominational Christian who was raised in a Lutheran church. He says,

Historically, there is a lot we don’t know about the thieves by Jesus’ side. I applaud the film for its commitment to the biblical narrative, while allowing for imagination in areas where Scripture is silent. My hope is that the audience sees themselves in these characters and finds the same hope that the penitent thief did on the cross.

Actors James Russo (“Django Unchained,” “Donnie Brasco”), Jay Giannone (“Patriots Day,” “American Hustle”) and Stelio Savante (“Blood in the Water,” “Where the Road Runs Out”) will also have feature roles.

The faith-based film is co-directed and produced by Lucas Miles (Miles Media Films) and Jon Blaze, and written and executive produced by Don and Julia Willis (4:13 Films). Miles says,

The story of “The Penitent Thief” is all of our stories. Like the thief, we deserve eternal punishment, but thankfully through the cross, God has made a way for us to find redemption, forgiveness and grace. My hope is that this film leads people to experience the cross in a whole new way.

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4:13 Films
4:13 Films is a faith-based production company helmed by Don and Julia Willis. Launched in 2015, 4:13 Films has collaborated on nationally recognized projects including “God’s Not Dead 2,” “Crowning Jules” and “Rodeo Girl.”

Miles Media Films, a production company established by CEO Lucas Miles, fosters dynamic cinematic endeavors that balance art and business. With a background in media, Miles’ resume includes credits on many national projects in film, commercials, music and literature. Miles is also the host of The Lucas Miles Show, which explores the intersection of faith, leadership and media.