Newswire: The Goldbergs’ Hayley Orrantia set to star in God’s Not Dead 2: Oops, Yes He Is

One of last year’s biggest surprise hits was the faith-based film God’s Not Dead, the Kevin Sorbo-starring response to Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical novel Thus Spoke Zarathustra. (We hope it goes without saying this was a domestic surprise hit.) The movie, which we haven’t seen but appears to consist entirely of hilarious bloopers involving actors mistakenly saying God exists, took in $60 million and change in grosses. And, as Jesus can attest, God loves second acts, so a sequel film is off to the Christian-pandering races. Variety reports The Goldbergs star Hayley Orrantia has been cast as the lead in God’s Not Dead 2, now filming in Arkansas.

The story involves Orrantia playing “a student whose family sues her high school teacher over the teacher quoting Bible verses in class.” So, instead of the original’s atheist college professor getting schooled by the irrefutable evidence that …

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