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"Sanctum" Director Tackles "Christ" Prequel

By Garth Franklin Wednesday May 23rd 2012 08:16AM

Alister Grierson ("Sanctum") is set to helm the Biblical feature "Mary Mother Of Christ" for Aloe Entertainment, Bright Light Pictures and Motive Entertainment says Deadline

"The Passion of the Christ" scribe Benedict Fitzgerald is co-writing the script with Barbara Nicolosi which has lead to remarks from backers that this could be considered a prequel of sorts. The narrative deals with Mary’s attempt to defy King Herod to save her child.

Casting is already underway with Israeli actress Odeya Rush set to play Mary while Julia Ormond and Peter O’Toole will take supporting roles. Lionsgate will distribute States-side.

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