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Phil Robertson Biopic "The Blind" Wraps Production

The story of the famous duck hunter's turn to the Christian faith is scheduled to hit the silver screen next year.

Phil Robertson reads the Bible in a social media post from 2020.
Phil Robertson reads the Bible in a social media post from 2020. Image: Phil Robertson/Instagram.

Years removed from Duck Dynasty, the reality TV show that launched him and his family to national fame, Phil Robertson will share his personal journey from a life of sin to one of redemption through Christ in a feature film. It is called The Blind and production took place near where the 76-year-old grew up in Louisiana. The picture will be set, however, in the 1960s, when Robertson was a young man beset by a host of self-inflicted problems.

As we have previously reported in other stories on our website, the one-time college quarterback had a wild lifestyle that included addiction and marital unfaithfulness. And though this movie will delve into the ugly details, as his son Willie Robertson - also one of the producers - notes in a press release, his father's story is ultimately an inspirational one.

"The transformation of Phil proves that anyone can change and that there is always hope."

Though Phil Robertson and his wife of more than 50 years, Kay, are both Louisiana natives, they will be portrayed in this movie by British actors: Aron von Andrian and Amelia Eve. Christian actor Todd Terry - among the many Americans in the cast - will play Robertson's football coach at Louisiana Tech University.

The Blind is scheduled to hit theaters on September 22, 2023, though no distribution deal has yet been struck, according to the aforementioned press release, meaning that date could change. Christian Film Blog will follow developments and keep you up to date.

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