Kelsey Grammer will play King Herod and Stephen Moyer will play Pontius Pilate in the upcoming four-hour miniseries adaptation of Bill O’Reilly’s book “Killing Jesus” for the National Geographic Channel.
The film chronicles the life of Jesus, played by Haaz Sleiman (“The Visitor”), at a time of intense political and social and conflict in the Roman Empire that ultimately led to his death. “Law & Order” veteran Walon Green is tapped to write and executive produce the project.
Also onboard are Rufus Sewell as Caiaphas, Abhin Galeya as John the Baptist, Emmanuelle Chriqui as Herodia, Stephanie Leonidas as Salome, Eoin Macken as Antipas, John Rhys Davies as Annas, Aneurin Barnard as James, Vernon Dobtcheff as Isaiah, Tamsin Egerton as Claudia, John Lynch as Nicodemus, Joe Doyle as Judas, Alexis Rodney as Simon.
Ridley Scott, David Zucker and Mary Lisio will also executive produce and Chris Menaul will direct. Filming begins this Fall.