The film is written by the Chris Thornton who is paralyzed in real life. He stars as Dean and brings a unique perspective on a lost soul who is both savior and in need of salvation.
Sympathy for Delicious is the directorial debut for actor Mark Ruffalo (13 Going on 30, The Kids Are All Right). He also plays Father Joe.
In the series of videos below, Beliefnet interviews Ruffalo and Thornton about the heart behind the film.
Sympathy for Delicious also stars Orlando Bloom and Juliette Lewis and opens in selected theaters April 29, 2011. This film is not yet rated, but due to its graphic nature, viewer discretion is advised.