It’s that time again. It’s time for another Biblical film to be produced. It’s only been a week since I brought you the news about Samson and Delilah’s return to the big screen, and now it’s time for another. Jonathan Rhys Meyers (From Paris With Love, The Tudors) is set to co-star with Push alumni Camilla Belle in Mary, Mother of Christ. According to THR, Belle will play the title role, while Meyers will perform double duty as both Gabriel and Satan.
More on Mary after the jump.
Since the story of Jesus and his birth has been told over and over again, the producing studio wants us to know that their take on the nativity will be different.
Although New Line recently told the story of Jesus’ birth in “The Nativity Story,” released in December 2006, to modest boxoffice returns, Aloe said of her project: “This is not a Christmas movie. This is a part of Mary’s life that has never been shown on the big screen before. It takes us through Mary’s youth, young love, her life as a new mother and the triumph through the absolute terror of Herod the Great’s reign. It is truly a story of real female empowerment.”
To add a more epic feel to the film, Academy Award nominated actor Peter O’Toole (Lawrence of Arabia) will also star in the film as Symeon. Casting directors are reaching out to Oscar winners Al Pacino and Jessica Lange to star as King Herod and Anna the Prophetess.
The film will be produced my Mary Aloe and Rodrigo Berlanga, and directed by Alejandro Agresti (The Lake House). Mary, Mother of Christ is set for release next year.
So what do you think? Are you ready for another Jesus piece?