"It was a wonderful premiere (for a) truly amazing film," said Robertson on her Facebook page this week. "I am so honored that got to be a part of this God's Not Dead Movement. It will encourage, and inspire all people!"
God's Not Dead 2 is a Christian drama film directed by Harold Cronk. It is the sequel to the 2014 film God's Not Dead. Its plot focuses on a high school teacher (Melissa Joan Hart) who faces an epic court case that could end her career after answering a student's (Hayley Orrantia) question about the similarities of the teachings of Jesus to those of Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi.
Isaac Drummer Mc Conkey on social media posted he can't wait to see the movie in theaters: "The first one (God's Not Dead movie) changed my life, I know the second one will change my life again. I'm so excited about it."
Robertson, 18, plays the character "Marlene" in the upcoming movie. It will be her movie debut.
Fan Annette Roberts thanked Robertson online for "speaking to the world about God and His grace. I love your family for doing this and so PROUD of you. You make the South look good!"
In addition to Robertson, Hart and Orrantia, "God's Not Dead 2" also stars Jesse Metcalf, Robin Givens, Pat Boone, Ernie Hudson, David A.R. White, Maria Canals-Barrera and the late Fred Thompson.
Prior coverage about the movie from The Gospel Herald included:
The Christian band Newsboys contributed a track called "Guilty" to the official soundtrack of "God's Not Dead 2." They also have a cameo in the flick after making their debut in the original film.
Michael Tait, Newsboys' frontman, told BreatheCast that "Guilty" aims to release a powerful message to the youth of today."
"Guilty' is a song for all Christians, as we seek to honor God each day in every way, no matter the cost," said Tait. "We pray it will help encourage and empower Believers, in our country and around the world, to live boldly for Him."
Pure Flix, the makers of "God's Not Dead 2" hope to replicate the success of the 2014 original film, which grossed more than $60 million worldwide on just a $2 million budget, according to IMDB.