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Kirk Cameron

Mike Seaver has come a long way since “Growing Pains.”

Actor Kirk Cameron, who played the heartthrob Seaver in the 1980s sitcom, has since starred in the film “Fireproof,” explored American history with “Monumental” and dared to ask why God allows suffering through his autobiographical documentary, “Unstoppable.”

Those three movies all have a common thread – the faith in Christ that Cameron found while he was still starring in “Growing Pains.”

Now the outspokenly Christian actor and evangelist has quietly announced his next project, a film that will also star his wife, Chelsea, whom, incidentally, he met on the set of “Growing Pains.”

“OK, I’ve got a secret to share,” Cameron announced on his Facebook page earlier this month. “No one has heard this yet. Shhhh … brand new movie coming out soon – about family, faith and baseball.”

Cameron also spilled the beans that the movie, “Mercy Rule,” will star Tim Hawkins, the Christian comedian who has become a YouTube sensation poking fun at pop culture and church culture alike.

See Hawkins’ famous “Chick-fil-A” song below:

Cameron asked his Facebook fans whether “Mercy Rule” would be best received in theaters, DVD or digital download, and the “I’ve got a secret” message quickly accumulated over 100,000 “likes” and more than 60,000 answers.

“Wow!!! I’m overwhelmed by your responses to my brand new movie, ‘Mercy Rule,’” Cameron responded a few days later. “You shared this with almost 5 million people, and 60,000 of you told me how you want to see it. My wife Chelsea was sooooo encouraged by your comments. I’m super excited to show you the movie trailer next!”

So far, that promised trailer hasn’t appeared, but fans can keep an eye on Cameron’s Facebook page for more details.

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