Nashville, TN (August 18, 2021)
Vertical Entertainment has released its new film, Playing God, theatrically in a limited fashion as well as wide on any and all VOD platforms including Apple, Amazon, Direct TV, Comcast, Dish Network, AT&T or anywhere movies can be found.
Playing God stars Michael McKean (Better Call Saul and Spinal Tap), Alan Tudyk (Rogue One and Deadpool 2) and Luke Benward (Dumplin and Life of the Party). Two of the producers are former Christian music artists from the late 90’s and early 2000’s—Cliff Young of Caedmon’s Call and Aaron Benward of Aaron & Jeoffrey. One of the lead characters, Luke Benward, is also the son of Aaron Benward.
Micah and Rachel, a twin brother/sister con-artist duo, find themselves scamming a grieving billionaire by convincing him they can introduce him to God, face-to-face. They recruit their long time mentor, Frank, to “play” God and the three of them attempt the biggest con of their lives. The film takes an off-beat comedic stroll through the enigmatic problem of evil and suffering.