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Jonathan Roumie Stars in "Jesus Revolution" Coming out This Month

Updated: Feb 9, 2023

The actor who plays Jesus in "The Chosen" portrays a street preacher in the new feature film from the Erwin Brothers.

Jonathan Roumie appears with Ally Ioannides in a scene from "Jesus Revolution."
Jonathan Roumie appears with Ally Ioannides in a scene from "Jesus Revolution." Image: Kingdom Story Company/Lionsgate/from Instagram.

Right on the heels of Season 3 of the The Chosen, Jonathan Roumie is coming to the silver screen. The actor, who is the lead character in the hit streaming series about the life of Christ, has teamed up with Christian filmmakers Andrew and Jon Erwin for Jesus Revolution.

The film is based on a book by the same name from prominent pastor Greg Laurie, and it follows his journey to faith in Christ as a teen in California. His conversion was part of a great revival in America back in the late 1960s and early 1970s that started among the hippie and the counter-culture movement.

The Erwin Brothers, who in our opinion are the top filmmakers right now in the Christian genre, have put together a strong cast for this picture, including Joel Courtney as Laurie, Kelsey Grammer as Pastor Chuck Smith and Roumie in the role of hippie preacher Lonnie Frisbee. In the film, as in real life, those latter two characters end up forming an odd alliance at the center of the aforementioned revival.

Among the scenes featured in the movie is a mass baptism that takes place at Pirate's Cove Beach on the Pacific Ocean in Southern California. It is the place where Pastor Laurie was baptized as a young man, and in a recent promotional video, Roumie - a self-decribed born-again Catholic - stated that that part of the production, which involved some real baptisms of people on hand, made quite an impact on him.

"The baptisms were so meaningful, especially when there were people that actually got baptized while we were there."

Jesus Revolution, which is among the biggest faith-based movies scheduled for theatrical release this year, hits the silver screen on February 24th. You can check out the trailer below in the meantime to get a better feel for the picture.


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