HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. — Actor John Candy has been tapped to portray Pastor Lonnie Childs in an upcoming biopic about the prolific anti-masturbation advocate, according to inside sources in Hollywood, California. The long-awaited motion picture, tentatively titled The Passion of the Childs, is expected to be a first for the faith-based film industry.
The Canadian-born actor is said to have taken an active interest in Childs’ ministry some years ago. Since retiring from acting, Candy has often been seen in public with model Gracie Bauman, a longtime member of Childs’ church.
In a telephone interview from her home in Calgary, Alberta, Bauman noted that Candy opposes masturbation in all its forms. “John thinks it’s disgusting and vile. He always has.”
“John is very smart and kind and will be perfect for the role. He also treats me really well and takes me to overseas places like Los Angeles and New York,” said Bauman.
John Candy’s last film before retiring from show business was the 1995 comedy venture Canadian Bacon, directed by Michael Moore. Moore’s documentary Fappy, centered on a dolphin mascot that preaches about the dangers of masturbation to kids, is slated for release in December.
Mr. Candy’s agency has not responded to questions regarding the film at press time, although we have obtained a video still of early screen tests for the movie.
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