Actress Mira Sorvino will play a missionary on “The Islands”

‘The Islands’ is one of four movies that are being shot on Hawaii’s epic history.

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The Academy-Award winning actress who says Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed her just wrapped filming on the movie, ‘The Islands’ set to hit theaters in November 2018.

Sorvino plays one of the first missionaries to arrive into Hawaii in 1821. Based on the true story of Chiefess Kapiolani who descended into an active volcano to demonstrate her new-found faith and ushered in a new beginning in Hawaii.

“I was thrilled to work with Mira on this important film,” says Director Tim Chey. “She was so courageous and even did her own stunt work in rescuing a villager in the rain and riding a horse.”

Sorvino, who has been in the news lately regarding Harvey Weinstein’s alleged blacklisting of the actress for refusing his sexual advances, was always at the top of Chey’s list to play Lucy Thornton.

“I hired Mira way before the Harvey thing broke out and was so sad to hear about how Mira was possibly blacklisted,” continues Chey. “There are too many rumor-mills in our industry and it’s very unfortunate that innocent people are swept up and grinded out.”

Sorvino also starred opposite Teuria Shanti Napa, Ricky Sua’ava, Malia Marquez, Michael Camp, Lehi Makisi Falepapalangi, and legendary actor John Savage.

‘The Islands’ is one of four movies that are being shot on Hawaii’s epic history.

Over 13,000 actors submitted for the film, including over 800 Native Hawaiian actors.

“I think Mira could be nominated again in 2019 for another Oscar,” says Chey. “Her commitment as an actress is without peer. She’s an undying perfectionist and performed admirably despite having only a tent instead of trailer to rest in.”

Chey also produced ‘Freedom’ (Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Sharon Leal) that was shot o

One Response to “Actress Mira Sorvino will play a missionary on “The Islands””

  1. Frank Rolland says:

    Saw ‘The Islands’ movie at the premiere and it was simply one of the most powerful movies I’ve ever seen. All based on a true story

    Kudos to Tim Chey, the director. God bless all of these guys!

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