Marc Forster Looking to Direct the Religious Drama 'Heretics'

July 13, 2010

Carlton Pearson

Some great unique stories have come out of Ira Glass' popular public radio show "This American Life" and lately, some of them have been making their way towards the big screen. We've already heard about the spy film Wenceslas Square and the holiday comedy Santa Wars, which both have their roots in episodes of the radio program. Now Variety reports that yet another adaptation is currnetly in the works. Director Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace) has his eyes on Heretics, a religious drama based on the episode of the same name with Marcus Hinchey penning the script about the life of a fallen star in the evangelical movement.

The film focuses on Carlton Pearson, who was a rising star among evangelicals until he was ostracized by his own church and declared a heretic after he started preaching that there is no Hell. Which is like me claiming that movies are a thing of the past. Unlike other religious films which depict their subject's beliefs from the outside-in, "This American Life" host Ira Glass explains that "this film lets us tell a story about evangelical Christians from their perspective, not from the outside. And at its heart, it's a classic old-fashioned movie plot: a man who stands up for what he believes and loses everything because of it." Stay tuned for updates!

Find more posts: Movie News, Opinions

Discover more around the web:



I saw a story about this man on Dateline NBC. Interesting story to make into a film. Could be good.

Quanah on Jul 13, 2010


The readers of this site should listen to This American Life. I think the best way I can put it is they can tell a story with subtly and force. That didn't even express what I'm thinking. Those of us critical about Star Wars: The Phantom Menace should listen to John Hodgman in Episode 232, The Real Story. Act 3 is Jar Jar Head and it is 45:40 into the program. It deals with more than Star Wars. That only serves as the starting point for much much more disappointment.

Prestron on Jul 13, 2010


Religion and Marc Forster. I have contempt for both.

Craig on Jul 14, 2010

Sorry, new comments are no longer allowed.




Alex's Top 10 - 2020
1. Nine Days
2. Berlin Alexanderplatz
3. Pixar's Soul
4. Pieces of a Woman
5. Feels Good Man
6. Another Round
7. The Truffle Hunters
8. Sound of Metal
9. Lovers Rock
10. Nomadland
Click Here for Thoughts

Adam's Top 10 - 2020
1. Spontaneous
2. Promising Y. Woman
3. Nomadland
4. The Vast of Night
5. Blow the Man Down
6. The Invisible Man
7. Minari
8. Possessor
9. Feels Good Man
10. Color Out of Space
Click Here for Thoughts


Subscribe to our feed or daily newsletter:
Follow Alex's main profile on twitter:
For the latest posts only, follow this acct:

Add to your Feedly list: click here