Edward James Olmos has found his faith…
The 71-year-old Mexican American actor will star in Walking With Herb, a faith-based film based on the novel by Joe S. Bullock.
Olmos will star opposite George Lopez and Major Crimes andBattlestar Galactica alum Mary McDonnell in the film, which is being directed by Ross Marks from a screenplay adapted by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Mark Medoff.
Here’s a synopsis: Sixty-five-year-old Joe (Olmos) is struggling with his faith as his three-year-old granddaughter and her father have just died. While at work, he receives a message from God on his computer screen that tells him he has been chosen to deliver an inspirational message to the world that the seemingly impossible is possible. God tells Joe, a former amateur golfer, that he is going to play in the World Golf Championship tournament, and if his faith is strong enough, he will win. Joe embarks on this spiritual journey along with God’s personal messenger and motorcyclist, Herb, and on the way learns to make a difference, he must have confidence in his abilities and commit to God before he can succeed.
The film is slated for a September production-start in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Olmos, who will begin filming once he wraps on FX’s Mayans MC, will also serve as an executive producer.