Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Seal has been cast as Pontius Pilate in FOX’s Bible-based live musical “The Passion” airing next month.
Peter Barsocchini (“High School Musical”) penned the project which tells the story of the last hours of Jesus’ life on Earth using Bible passages and a variety of popular music – sung by the cast and arranged specifically for the special. It will also be set in the modern day and be staged live at signature New Orleans locations.
Seal joins host and narrator Tyler Perry and cast members Jencarlos Canela (Jesus Christ), Chris Daughtry (Judas), Prince Royce (the disciple Peter) and Trisha Yearwood (Mary, the mother of Jesus).
The special will air on Palm Sunday – March 20th.