'Duck Dynasty's' Willie Robertson Exec Producing Nicolas Cage Film 'Left Behind'

Willie Robertson, "Left Behind"
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"Like most Christians, my family and I can truly say that we're excited about the soon return of Jesus"

Duck Dynasty reality star Willie Robertson is taking his star power to the movie business. The A&E star has signed on as an executive producer of upcoming Nicolas Cage starrer Left Behind.

Robertson, who has starred on the reality show about duck hunters, is featured in a new video on the faith-based film's Facebook page, revealing that he was a "silent" partner on the project.

"Like most Christians, my family and I can truly say that we're excited about the soon return of Jesus," he says. "And I'm sure if you've been watching the news lately, you know that that return could be any day now."

The film, based on the book series of the same name by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye, follows Rayford Steele (Cage) who is piloting a plane during the Rapture when millions of people around the globe simply vanish. On the ground, his daughter, Chloe Steele (Cassi Thomson) is among those left behind, forced to navigate a world of madness as she searches for her lost mother and brother.

"I believe people are going to make that life-changing decision to follow Christ on the way home from the theater," adds Robertson in the video.

Vic Armstrong directed the film, which hits theaters Oct. 3. Co-written by John Patus and Paul Lalonde, who is also producing alongside Michael Walker and Ed Clydesdale of Stoney Lake Entertainment, the film also stars Chad Michael Murray, Nicky Whelan, Quinton Aaron and Jordin Sparks.

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