Ocean Blue Entertainment, CJ Entertainment, Echo Lake and Ingenious Media are moving ahead with a film adaptation of Anne Rice's novel "Christ the Lord Out of Egypt".
Cyrus Nowrasteh ("The Stoning of Soraya M.") helms the film and wrote the adapted screenplay with his wife Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh.
The fictional story follows a young Jesus Christ who learns the truth about his real identity and his birth as he travels from Egypt to Nazareth.
No cast members have been secured for the adaptation at this time. Shooting begins September 15th at Cinecitta Studios in Rome and on location in Matera, Italy.
Focus Features will distribute the film within the United States
Source: CJ Entertainment