Deadline reports that Soul’s leading actor, Jamie Foxx, is putting on his director hat for the second time with faith drama film, When We Pray. Foxx is partnering with Cinema Libre Studio and Fight to Fame Films. Likewise, the Academy Award-winning actor is penning the script with Donal Ray “Speedy” Caldwell.
When We Pray will explore the lives of two brothers who become pastors at different churches in the same community. One brother pushes his church to be high-tech, and in like manner, it uses digital devices and ATM’s. The other brother, however, goes the traditional route but finds his church dying down over time. As the story continues, the other brother falls into financial troubles and searches for solace in his religion.
His partake in directing When We Pray could be influenced by his upbringing. During a sit-down interview with The Christian Post, Foxx said that attending church on Sundays and several other days of the week, was just a way of life. Every Sunday, he played the piano in church and assisted the congregation in worship.
Elsewhere in the interview, Foxx also unveiled what he hopes for the future:
“I’ve always had this vision, and I’ve done it in certain things where I have people come to my house, and we have church at my house, not shown on television or anything like that. But my idea is that at a certain point, black church, white church, Hispanic, everybody goes to church together.” he says.
The production for When We Pray is said to begin before 2020 ends with a $5 million budget.