Pierce Brosnan, Ed Harris & Jim Gaffigan Pray for 'Salvation'
by Ethan Anderton
February 10, 2010
It's not everyday you hear about a comedic thriller going into production, so let's fill that void with Variety's report that Pierce Brosnan, Ed Harris and Jim Gaffigan will star in Salvation Boulevard, an indie comedic thriller set in the world of mega-churches in which a former Deadhead-turned-born again-Christian finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church who will do anything to protect their pastor. And that's the sound of offended zealots scoffing at this blasphemy. Taking the blame will be director George Ratliff (Joshua) who also wrote the screenplay with Wag the Dog writer Larry Beinhart.
As much as I'm looking forward to Ed Harris working his comedic chops, and intend to enjoy Brosnan's return to comedy after decent turns in Mars Attacks and The Matador, it's Jim Gaffigan who I'll be most excited to see on screen. Gaffigan has made a bigger name for himself in stand-up comedy than on the big screen, but his bit character parts have always been enjoyable in films like Away We Go and 13 Going on 30, and I'm hoping sooner than later he gets a big break like Zach Galifianakis' turn in The Hangover. Plus he's already got an edge on the material as he had quite the face-off with an over-zealous Christian woman live on the radio. We'll be keeping our eye on this, most likely for a festival release sometime in the future.