NASHVILLE (BP) -- Will Graham can do a great impersonation of his late grandfather Billy Graham. But for his role in the upcoming film "Unbroken: Path to Redemption," he was given strict orders: Don't do an impression.
"The director said: Don't imitate your grandfather," Graham told Baptist Press. "... My grandfather back then preached extremely fast. But the director said, 'Don't preach fast. Preach slow and be yourself.'"
The movie, scheduled to hit theaters Sept. 14, follows the story of Olympian and World War II prisoner Louis Zamperini, who returned home a hero but nearly saw his life and marriage ruined due to PTSD, thoughts of revenge against his captors, and dependency on alcohol. A visit to the 1949 Billy Graham Crusade in Los Angeles changed his life forever. He accepted Christ and later became an evangelist and founded Victory Boys Camp, an outreach for at-risk youth. Read More