Actor James Remar is soon going to be seen in the movie "Persecuted" in which he stars as an evangelist who is framed for murder because he tries to oppose religious reform. James Remar is made for this role as he is accustomed to playing strong, dramatic characters who display a 'backbone' and an unwillingness to bend to pressure. James Remar is probably best known to current viewers for his role as Harry Morgan in the television show "Dexter" and as Kim Cattrall's on-off boyfriend in the hit television series "Sex and the City".
James Remar is known to television and viewing audiences as a 'tough guy', someone who will not be pushed around and in many cases someone who is generally not the most popular individual. In "Persecuted" as John Luther, the evangelist who is opposing the government he will be in many respects playing another 'tough guy' and for a character actor such as James Remar who enjoys playing very complex characters this is a role that plays to his strengths.
James Remar is a well respected actor in Hollywood for his exceptional ability to display the various emotional levels and the complexity and different machinations which motivate his characters to act in the manner they do. James Remar is someone whose exceptional dramatic range will allow him to show viewers what this character is thinking and in an era where there is such a debate within the United States about the role of government in the lives of its citizens with regard to topics such as religion, will make his character a lightning rod.
For a role such as John Luther in "Persecuted" the producers and directors needed an actor that viewers are accustomed to being an outcast and villain in his roles and they selected the right man, the talented character actor James Remar.