New 'Jesus' film due out Easter 2016

Wading into the faith-based arena, Focus Features will release Jesus movie Christ the Lord on March 23, 2016, the Wednesday before Easter Sunday. Based on Anne Rice’s best-selling novel Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, the movie is described as a fictionalized version of the story of Jesus as a young boy, who is just beginning to learn the truth about his identity and purpose.?? The cast has not yet been announced.  Focus Features chief Peter Schlessel acquired U.S. rights to Christ the Lord when running FilmDistrict. Once Schlessel arrived at Focus earlier this year, Focus

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