TV One will mark Holy Week with the cable premiere of faith-based romantic drama Sinners Wanted.
The movie is written and directed by Joshua Jenkins and Jimmy Jenkins; and tells the story of Leo Shepherd (Kenneth Wayne), a pastor who falls in love with a prostitute named Ginger “Gigi” Clementine (Ashley Rios).
The ensemble cast includes Lamman Rucker, Traci Braxton, Clifton Powell, Roland Martin, Tasha Cobbs-Leonard, Joseph Curtis Calendar, Hope Blackstock, Tiana Melvina Woods, and Nasir Rhamim.
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“When asked to produce Sinners Wanted it was a no brainer,” executive producer Tressa Azarel Smallwood of MegaMind Media said in a statement. “I knew that a movie addressing forgiveness and judgement teetering around a pastor marrying a prostitute would change the thinking of many.”
In addition to Smallwood, the film is co-executive produced by Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr. and Gregory Freeman. Kia Freeman of Free Mind TV & Films serves as producer. Grammy Award-Nominated Gospel Artist Anthony Brown is also a producer.
Sinners Wanted played at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles in 2018. It premieres on TV One on Palm Sunday, April 5 at 4 P.M. ET/3C with encore airings on Saturday, April 11 at 12 P.M. EST/11C and Easter Sunday, April 12 at 4 P.M. EST/3C.
Watch the trailer below.