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  • Thomas Bonifield

Kevin Sorbo Leads the Way on "Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist"

The Christian actor is pulling double duty, playing the leading role and directing, in the latest iteration of this end-times franchise.

Kevin Sorbo (right) and Charles Payne appear in a scene from "Left Behind:  The Rise of the Antichrist."
Kevin Sorbo (right) and Charles Payne appear in a scene from "Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist." Image: Stonagal Pictures.

Kevin Sorbo has taken up the baton for the fifth installment of the Left Behind movies, which are based on the best-selling series of novels from Tim LeHaye and Jerry Jenkins. This film, Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist, takes place six months after the rapture and is set in a world full of chaos.


A digital poster for "Left Behind:  Rise of the Antichrist."
A digital poster for the movie. Image: Stonagal Pictures.

The movie features a strong cast of Christian actors joining Sorbo, including Corbin Bernsen, Neal McDonough and Sam Sorbo, who is the director's wife and has played opposite him in productions dating back to the 1990s when they met on the set of his hit TV show Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.


The Christian actor and director was first approached about this project seven years ago, but he feels now is the perfect time for it. In an interview with Fox News, Sorbo indicated that the current climate in society makes its release later this month particularly relevant.

"Because you look at the chaotic world we're living in right now: it's almost Biblical. It's almost got a revelation theme going to it in a way. So, I found it interesting that it did end up where it's at right now."

Sorbo, whose character believes the disappearance of his wife - along with many, many others around the globe - was part of the rapture, is the third leading man in this series of movies, with fellow Christian actor Kirk Cameron having led the way in the first three, followed by Nicholas Cage in the fourth picture.


Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist will hit the big screen in a four-day limited engagement, starting on January 26th, and you can purchase tickets to a theater in your area via this link to the website of distributor Fathom Events. In the meantime, the trailer below will give you a better sense of what to expect.



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