Christian Bale has lined up his next project! The actor is set to star in and produce The Church of Living Dangerously. New Regency acquired the film rights to David Kushner’s Vanity Fair article. Deadline reported first.
Originally published in 2019, The Church of Living Dangerously focuses on John Lee Bishop, the pastor of The Living Hope Church, a mega-church. Despite its charisma and teachings, Bishop fell prey to adultery and addiction of different forms. After his son formed a similar habit, Bishop found his own unique way to intervene — he indulged in drugs with the youth. Thus began his new job of smuggling drugs for the Mexican cartel. He eventually got caught, convicted, and imprisoned. Read Kushner’s full article here.
There’s no official confirmation, but Bale will reportedly take on the role of John Lee Bishop. Bale is no stranger to portraying real-life people. His past roles include Former Vice President Dick Cheney (Vice), Ken Miles (Ford v Ferrari), and more.
Charles Randolph will write the script. Along with Bale, The Gotham Group’s Eric Robinson and Ellen Goldsmith Vein will produce. Randolph, Kushner, and Margaret Riley will executive produce.
Bale’s other upcoming projects include Thor: Love and Thunder, The Pale Blue Eye, and a currently untitled film by David O. Russell. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.