Lou and me

Lou and me December 17, 2010

Lou Gossett, Jr. stopped by our studio today for an interview. As you can tell from the picture below, he has a new book to plug. And, from the look of things, an annoying deacon/blogger attached to his arm.

The book — “An Actor and a Gentleman” — tells the story of his life, his faith, and his family. Gossett grew up in Brooklyn, and I suspect that figures prominently in the book, (along with remembrances of his great-grandmother, who died at the incredible age of 110 and, it is believed, was once a slave.)

Lou Gossett, Jr. was also in town to plug a new movie, due out in February, “The Grace Card.”

“The Grace Card” is a story of faith and forgiveness — as the movie’s website explains it, “Every day, we have the opportunity to rebuild relationships and heal deep wounds by extending and receiving God’s grace. Offer THE GRACE CARD … and never underestimate the power of God’s love.”

The movie is also an unusual and deeply personal, faith-based project.

As the publicity material puts it:

“Inspired by and modeled after Sherwood Pictures, the moviemaking ministry that created “Fireproof,” this faith-based film brings together Church and Hollywood—Memphis’ Calvary Church working alongside veteran screenwriter Howard A. Klausner(Space Cowboys) and award-winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr. (Grandpa George).

Graceworks is the vision of Dr. David Evans, an optometrist in Memphis, who directed and serves as the executive producer of “The Grace Card.” Calvary Pictures is a ministry of Calvary, a Church of the Nazarene led by Pastor Lynn Holmes in Cordova, Tenn.”

Lou Gossett, Jr. is every inch an “actor and a gentleman” and could not have been more generous or accommodating.   And the film looks wonderful.  Check out the trailer below.

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