Alec Rayme has always been very athletic, and played a lot of football growing up, including college at The University of Southern Mississippi and Pro Arena football in Florida. After his football career ended, he got involved in the entertainment business, starting off in the role of “Batman” in the Batman Stunt Spectacular at Six Flags in New Orleans. For 10 years he has been predominantly used for stunts, but is now stretching into acting roles…with plans for making his directorial debut soon.
“Left Behind” was filmed in New Orleans, where Rayme currently resides, so when a door opened for him to move into an acting role, he stepped through. The character of “Hassid” is a person who is Muslim, but begins to question his beliefs as the world is in turmoil due to the recent disappearance of all Christians. Rayme was raised with a Muslim father and Christian mother, so he does have the background and insight to understand the confusion ‘Hassid’ would be going through and bring more depth to the inner struggle. As a Christian himself, Rayme is also excited to have a role in a film that is certain to stimulate a lot of conversation among both believers and unbelievers.
This blockbuster action film, starring Nicholas Cage, Chad Michael Murray, Nicky Whelan, Lea Thompson, and Cassi Thomson is directed by Vic Armstrong. It is based on the book series by Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye, with screenplay by Paul Lalonde and John Patus. “Left Behind” is the first feature film for Lalonde’s new Stoney Lake Entertainment production company.
For the official trailer and a lot of insider info, check out www.leftbehindmovie.com