Caviezel Dumps Jesus For “William Tell”

Jim Caviezel (“The Passion of the Christ,” “Deja Vu”) will star in “William Tell: The Legend” for Flagship Films says The Hollywood Reporter.

Like Ridley Scott’s upcoming “Robin Hood”, the idea here is a gritty fact-based version of the medieval legend.

The story follows how crossbow marksman William Tell challenged the Hapsburg monarch Hermann Gessler (Til Schweiger).

Tell’s defiance ignited an uprising against the Austrian government which led to the formation of Switzerland.

Nick Hurran directs from a script by himself and Scott Reynolds. Shooting kicks off this September in Romania.