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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

Phil Robertson Biopic Coming to Theaters This Fall

Updated: May 10, 2023

The film will focus on the tumult of his young adult life and eventual turn to the cross and redemption in Christ.

Aron von Andrian and Amelia Eve play Phil Robertson and Kay Robertson in a scene from "The Blind."
Aron von Andrian and Amelia Eve appear in a scene from "The Blind." Image: Tread Lively/Fathom Events.

The Blind promises to deliver "never-before-revealed-moments" from the life journey of Duck Dynasty patriarch, Phil Robertson, including the stormy relationship that characterized the early years of his marriage to Kay Robertson, to whom he has now been married for more than half a century. It will also delve into the profound change that overcame him with his turning to faith in Jesus.

The movie poster for "The Blind."
The movie poster for "The Blind." Image: Tread Lively/from Instagram.

A former college football star, Robertson's marriage was plagued in its early years by his drinking, violent outbursts, and infidelity. Kay, better known to all as Miss Kay, nevertheless remained true to her troubled husband despite his wayward lifestyle and its painful impact on her and their four sons.

This faith-based film is directed by Andrew Hyatt, who has credits to his name like Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) and Full of Grace (2015); he also co-wrote the screenplay. The Colorado native made some curious choices for the lead roles - in our opinion - considering that this film is set in 1960s Louisiana, casting British actors Aron von Andrian and Amelia Eve to play Phil and Kay, respectively. Judging by the trailer, which you can watch below, their accents come off as authentic enough, so here's hoping they got it right.

Somewhat surprisingly, The Blind - which is a term for a hiding place used by hunters - is currently scheduled for just a one-day release in theaters: September 28th of this year. Distribution is being handled by Fathom Events and tickets do not go on sale until the middle of June, but if demand is high, there is a good chance the release will be extended. Christian Film Blog will keep an eye on that and bring you updates as warranted.


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