Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Bible blockbuster draws Hollywood A-list cast
HOLLYWOOD giants Ben Kingsley and Peter O’Toole are to star in a major new movie about the life of Jesus’s mother Mary.
Kingsley will take on the role of King Herod in the epic film Mary Mother of Christ, while O’Toole will play the prophet Simeon in the movie.
Co-written by Benedict Fitzgerald, who also co-wrote Mel Gibson’s blockbuster The Passion of the Christ, Mary Mother of Jesus is being billed as the prequel to the 2004 movie.
News of the Word understands that funders are still being sought for the distribution of the $25m film, but it is being scheduled to hit cinema screens next year – starting in the USA in April.
The movie will focus on Mary and Joseph as they survive as young parents in one of the most treacherous times in history.
From Mary's youth to her struggles as a young mother caring for her child, Jesus, up to the age of 12 years old. We will peer into Mary's life at ages eight, 15, 19 and 27.
Young actor Odeya Rush will play Mary in the epic, which is being produced by companies Aloe Entertainment, MMOTC Productions, Latina Pictures and Origin Entertainment.
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