At a time when Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood elites face growing accusations of sexual impropriety, Sean Hannity has emerged as a film producer eager to see more family-friendly films that don’t shy from upholding Judeo-Christian values.
In fact, for Mr. Hannity, the timing couldn’t be better.
“I think the old paradigm of Hollywood is crumbling right in front of our eyes,” Mr. Hannity said during a phone interview with The Washington Times. “We’re on the cutting edge of getting ahead of this because the demand has been there, and [producers] have had no desire to fulfill it.”
That is, except for mostly independent filmmakers like Mr. Hannity, who agreed to become an executive producer and fund most of the $3 million budget for “Let There Be Light,” a faith-based drama opening in theaters Thursday that stars Kevin Sorbo, known for “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.”
“He’s the best executive producer anybody could ever ask for,” Mr. Sorbo said of Mr. Hannity. “He said, ‘Here’s the money. Go make the movie and show me when you’re done.
In the film, which Mr. Sorbo also directed, he plays Dr. Sol Harkens, a famous book-writing atheist who, while living for the crowd’s roars of approval while skewering Christians in packed debates, also struggles with loneliness, the death of his young son and the leery attitudes of his two remaining sons, who are being raised by his Christian ex-wife, Katy, who is portrayed by Mr. Sorbo’s own wife, Sam Sorbo.