Rockmond Dunbar is leaping into the producer and director's chair with the indie drama Pastor Brown.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pastor Brown is a twist on the prodigal son story. Written by Rhonda Freeman-Baraka, the story follows a wayward pastor's daughter, Jesse Brown, as she returns from a life as an exotic dancer to make amends with her family and teen son and eventually lead her father's parish, becoming Pastor Brown.
Dunbar also stars in the film as Amir, a Muslim man who becomes the love interest of Brown, played by Salli Richardson Whitfield (I Am Legend).
Rounding out the cast are Nicole Ari Parker, Keith David, Michael B. Jordan and Michael Beach. Tisha Campbell-Martin, Tasha Smith, Dondre T. Whitfield and Ernie Hudson also star. The film also features guest appearances by R&B singers Monica, Angie Stone and India.Arie as well as former Olympic track star Carl Lewis and Oakley.
Pastor Brown is currently filming in Atlanta.