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The Busy Catholic Blog — Staff Picks Aug 28, 2017

Star of new film 'All Saints' was an altar server

By Agnieszka Krawczynski

John Corbett (right) stars in a scene from the movie "All Saints." (AFFIRM films / CNS)

I liked him in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and now John Corbett is starring as a pastor in a new movie called All Saints.

The film, which came out on Friday, is based on a true story about a salesman-turned-pastor (Corbett) assigned to close down a tiny Episcopal church. He decides to revitalize it instead.

In a recent interview, Corbett revealed he went to Catholic school for 12 years and was an altar server for about seven of them.

"I have a strong belief in God," the actor said. He apparently describes himself as a "gospel and brunch kind of guy."

Nothing says, 'I love you Jesus,' more than gospel music and mashed potaters.
John Corbett

He doesn't like to label All Saints as a "faith-based" film. He'd prefer to call it a down-to-earth "good old fashioned true story" filled with community spirit and love for refugees. Spoiler alert: it may also contain "potaters."

All Saints hit theatres across North America, including B.C., Friday! A movie review by the Catholic News Service can be found here.