The Little Boy movie has changed the life of actor David Henrie, who is leaving his Agnostic beliefs behind to adopt Christianity.
David Henrie is best known for his comedic role as a big brother in the TV show Wizards of Waverly Place. In a drastically different role, David Henrie finds himself playing London Busbee, the elder brother to a little boy willing to do whatever he had to in order to bring about the end of the second World War. Set in the 1940s, the film follows the viewpoint of a 7-year-old boy desperately trying to bring his father home from the war, for good. For David Henrie, the film was powerful, moving and brought about a life-changing decision.
David Henrie Talks to Breathe Cast
David Henrie sat down with BreatheCast for an interview after the New York screening of Little Boy to hear what he had to say. He talked about when he first read through the script, he had known immediately that he wanted to be involved. The script had brought him to tears the first time reading, and he had an incredible audition.
He added that he had been at a “very Agnostic place” in life prior to the film. However, on the set, he was constantly feeling “angry and emotional all the time” for the role, “and I wasn’t used to that.” Though the role was challenging, he was given a chance to step outside of a comedy role and into a more serious, darker role.
When he was asked about the affect the environment had on him, he said that the whole cast and crew were “instrumental in changing my life.” They had different views and beliefs, and he’d had no idea that Christians were behind the film. He added that the cast had helped him “to find the greater good and awaken the little boy in my heart, and led me back to my faith, led me back to my beliefs, and it has completely changed my life.”
— Little Boy (@LittleBoyFilm) March 12, 2015
The movie, written and directed by Alejandro Monteverde and executive produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey (The Bible, A.D.), is scheduled for release on April 24.