Article By Johnathan Anderson // EEW Magazine Entertainment
The GRAMMY®, Dove, and Stellar Award-winning gospel artist known for soul-stirring hits gave Twitter followers the exclusive sneak peek of his official foray into the indie movie industry on the evening of Thursday, March 23.
“I’ve just got to step out there on the water and cut it,” said the 56-year-old in a video, alluding to his decision to launch out in faith and debut The Choir.
The dark and racy trailer clips featuring exotic dancers, blood, violence, depression and pain is a big shift for the movie director who has spent the past 38 years writing uplifting, Bible-based songs that touch the heart, and move the soul.
But he’s ready for change.
“Hopefully, somebody will holler at your man,” said the music veteran, also one of the lead actors in The Choir, who hopes to gain the attention of distributors.
Though Hammond’s leap into filmmaking may take some getting used to by fans, the “No Weapon” songwriter has been dibbling and dabbling in acting for a while now.
Check out the trailer for The Choir below, released just ahead of Hammond’s induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame during the 2017 Stellar Awards weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada.