Duck Dynasty’s Sadie Robertson is about to make her film debut, but she’s doing it in a way that blatantly defies Hollywood.
According to CNS News, Sadie will be starring in I’m Not Ashamed, a film about the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School. The film tells the story of Rachel Joy Scott, a 17 year-old devout Christian who was the first student to be killed during the massacre.
Sadie will be playing Scott’s cousin who encouraged the girl to convert to Christianity. The role blatantly goes against Hollywood’s anti-Christian agenda, but the Robertsons clearly don’t think what the film world thinks of them.
Sadie’s mother Korie and sister Bella will also be in the movie, playing an aunt and a cousin of Scott’s respectively.
Producer Chuck Howard revealed that Sadie was initially offered the starring role of Scott, but she told them she didn’t feel ready to take on the part.
“She called back and said she said, ‘You know what? I don’t think I can pull off a complete lead like this. I’m not ready to do that. But she added, ‘I have to be in this movie, though. I want to be in this movie,'” he said.
“One thing that’s drawn me to this is that it really goes beyond a movie, it’s going to be a movement,” Sadie said this past summer. “A lot of teens struggle with being bold at school and being afraid – and not just teens but adults too. And so I think it can hit all ages.”
This isn’t the only Christian movie Sadie will be starring in. She is also slated to star in God’s Not Dead 2: He’s Surely Alive, a sequel to the popular faith-based movie.
I’m Not Ashamed will be released on April 20, 2016 on the 17th anniversary of the Columbine massacre. You can see the trailer for the movie below!