Singer/actor Jencarlos Canela (“Telenovela”) will play Jesus Christ and rocker Chris Daughtry has been cast as his traitorous disciple Judas in the Biblical live musical “The Passion” for FOX.
Tyler Perry narrates this modern day-set interpretation of the last hours of Jesus Christ’s life on Earth, set to a variety of popular music which has been arranged specifically for the live special by producer Adam Anders (“Glee”). Jesus’ betrayal, trial, conviction, crucifixion and resurrection are all expecte to be portrayed.
Peter Barsocchini (“High School Musical”) penned the special event which will be staged live at signature New Orleans locations. A procession of hundreds of people will carry a twenty-foot, illuminated cross from outside the Superdome to the live stage at Woldenburg Park on the banks of the Mississippi River.
Also onboard are Prince Royce as Peter and Trisha Yearwood as Jesus’ mother Mary. The event will air live on March 20th.