FilmDistrict has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the upcoming film adaptation of novelist Anne Rice's "Christ the Lord".
Rice's book tells the story of a seven-year-old Jesus, who departs Egypt with his family to return home to Nazareth and discovers the truth about his birth, who he is, and his purpose in life.
Cyrus Nowrasteh ("The Stoning of Soraya M.") will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Betsy Nowrasteh. Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan, Mark Radcliffe, Sean Lee, Patricia Chun and Keo Lee will produce.
A March 2015 release is planned.