MGM has acquired North American distribution rights to “Myriam, Mother of the Christ,” the biblical story of Mary says The Hollywood Reporter.
A dramatic rendering of the key events in Mary’s life leading up to the birth of Jesus and the holy family’s journey from Egypt to Nazareth following the death of King Herod.
The story is told from Mary’s point of view as she gradually understands the unfolding of God’s plan and responds to her calling. No director or cast is attached.
The screenplay is written by Benedict Fitzgerald (“The Passion of the Christ”) and the film is slated to bow around Easter 2008.