ChristianCinema.com: 1-888-466-8432
   Home My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
SHOP CATEGORIES
MOVIE REVIEWS
Videos (4914)
TV Movies (529)
FEATURED
WHAT'S NEW   [more...]
The Giver - DVD
The Giver - DVD
Adapted from Lois Lowry's 1994 Newbery winning book.
Faith & Family Entertainment News  < Previous Article       Next Article > 
Film About Billy Graham's Life in Production
Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2008

by Jennifer Riley

A film on America’s favorite evangelist, Billy Graham, is being produced in Nashville, Tenn., where one of the featured cast members is Graham’s first cousin.

The biopic, "Billy: The Early Years," focuses on Graham’s life, starting with his teenage years in Charlotte, N.C. Besides Nashville, the film was also shot in Watertown, Tenn.

Like Us on Facebook

Graham in his older years will be played by his first cousin, Bill Graham, who is also a preacher, according to The Tennessean.

But for most of the movie, Armie Hammer, who is said to have a strong resemblance to the renowned evangelist, will play young Graham.

"They've never made a movie about this guy, and beyond any sort of spiritual reasons or anything like that, he is really an iconic figure of the 20th century," said Hammer to The Tennessean.

"He's gone places and done things that no one else has been able to do, and he can do it all with such grace,” reflected Hammer, who is the great-grandson of industrialist/philanthropist Armand Hammer. “From an acting standpoint, that is such a difficult role to try to emulate.”

Hammer expressed his commitment to capturing the character of Graham – from his accent and movements to even his motivation. He said he spent hours studying videos of Graham’s sermons.

"I've been going to church and reading my Bible and doing a lot of other spiritual work to get in that right headspace to even start to play someone like Billy Graham," Hammer revealed.

In addition to Hammer’s efforts, the hair stylist reportedly spends about two hours shaping Hammer’s hair to resemble Graham’s wavy locks.

Co-producer Bill McKay, who has already done two documentaries on Graham, said the preacher was concerned that “the images that we might paint of Billy Graham…could eclipse the face of Jesus.”

[Read more... ]



Extra Information:
For more information, please visit this related Website.
Add a comment:

ChristianCinema.com on Facebook
BEST SELLING
 1.When Calls the Heart: 3 DVD Bundle - DVDWhen Calls the Heart: 3 DVD Bundle - DVD
 2.Resurrection - DVDResurrection - DVD
 3.The Miracle of the Cards - DVDThe Miracle of the Cards - DVD
 4.Left Behind: The 4-DVD Boxed CollectionLeft Behind: The 4-DVD Boxed Collection
 5.When Calls the Heart: A Telling Silence - DVDWhen Calls the Heart: A Telling Silence - DVD
 6.The Easter Experience Movie - DVDThe Easter Experience Movie - DVD
 7.Finding Normal - DVDFinding Normal - DVD
 8.Jimmy - DVDJimmy - DVD
 9.When Calls The Heart: Lost and Found - DVDWhen Calls The Heart: Lost and Found - DVD
10.The Redemption of Henry Myers - DVDThe Redemption of Henry Myers - DVD
BUYER REVIEWS [more...]
Soldier Love Story - DVD
5 of 5 Stars!
Soldier Love Story - DVD
I LOVED THIS MOVIE IT STRONG AND FAMILY ORIENTED,I SURE HOPE THAT THEY MAKE A PART TWO ITS REALLY GREAT AND I SURE... [read more]
SPECIALS  [more...]
Will McDaniel's Massive Comedy Special - DVD
Will McDaniel's Massive Comedy Special - DVD
List Price: $11.99
Your Price: $7.92
Big on comedy, big on faith!
Quote For The Day
"Think of ways to encourage one another to outbursts of love and good deeds."
- Hebrews 10:24

What customers say about ChristianCinema.com:
"This is a wonderful resource for all kinds of family and Christian DVDs and Videos... I have used it many times and I have always been happy with the service received." -

Click to verify BBB accreditation and to see a BBB report.

Shop

Popular Searches
Browse DVDs
What's New
Public Performance
Rent Christian DVDs

News

Christian Movie News
Christian Movie Reviews
RSS News/Product Feed
Subscribe to Newsletter
Previous Newsletters

Customer Care

My Account
Contact Us
Order Status
Shipping
Returns
Redeem Account Credit

ChristianCinema.com

About Us
FAQs
Find us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Affiliates Information
Affiliates Login
Advertising

ChristianCinema.com

130 N. Kelsey St. STE C
Visalia, CA 93291

1-888-466-8432
Contact Us

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (Central)