The director, whose other films include "The French Connection," "Sorcerer" and "Killer Joe" -- which helped detonate star Matthew McConaughey's career rebirth as more than a handsome devil -- was taking part in The Hollywood Masters interview series, conducted by THR’s Stephen Galloway.
Shane Harper stars as a college student who has his faith challenged by his philosophy teacher (Kevin Sorbo) in Harold Cronk's drama. Willie Robertson, Dean Cain and David A.R. White also star in the film, to be released on Mar. 21.