Sadie Robertson is graduating from reality TV to feature films. The star of “Dancing With the Stars” and “Duck Dynasty” now is working on a major part in a film reflecting on the Columbine school massacre. The movie focuses on the faith of one teen, Rachel Joy Scott, as she was the first student killed during the 1999 massacre. According to CNS News on Tuesday, in the movie “I’m Not Ashamed,” Sadie Robertson will be playing a relative of the teen and the person who allegedly was responsible for teen’s conversion to Christianity.
Sadie Robertson has always been seen in the reality TV world. Showing off her southern charm and making her life an example, changing gears to portray a character on film will be a big adjustment. The star must prove she can act when she takes on the role of Rachel Scott’s cousin. Scott was allegedly taunted by killers Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris for her Christian beliefs and was one of the first teens to die in the incident. According to BizPac Review on Tuesday, this is Sadie Robertson’s big screen debut while she still showcases her faith in the character’s part, she must transform herself and do a good job.
The feature film is expected to be released in April 2016. The movie has the projected production cost of 26 million dollars, but it is already funded by private donors. The majority of the film’s profits are anticipated to be donated to global Christian mission work. Rachel Joy Scott’s story is well known in the Christian community. Embracing the actions of one teen, the story has elements of Christianity, bravery and pain. The first trailer for “I’m Not Ashamed” was released earlier this month.