Robert Redford in talks to play well-known Oklahoma Christian leader

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Robert Redford is reportedly in talks to play Oklahoma native Oral Roberts in the new film ‘Come Sunday.’

According to the Hollywood Reporter director Jonathan Demme is enlisting Robert Redford to play the late Oral Roberts in a film about evangelical ministers.

The film is set to follow the story of Carlton Pearson, a well-known evangelical minister in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Pearson stirred up controversy with his revelation that there is no hell.

Oral Roberts, who served as Pearson’s mentor, is one of the most famous and influential Christian leaders of the twentieth century.