Sheen, Collette Love “Henry Christ”

Michael Sheen and Toni Collette will headline the family comedy “Jesus Henry Christ” for Red Om Films reports Variety.

Based on Dennis Lee’s award-winning 2003 short, the story follows a genius boy conceived in a Petri dish and raised by a loving, left-wing feminist (Collette).

His world is turned upside down when he discovers he has a half sister, leading a trail to his biological father – a professor and author (Sheen) suffering from guilt and unhappiness.

Lee (“Fireflies in the Garden”) directs from his own script while Julia Roberts, Philip Rose, Sukee Chew and Lisa Gillan will produce. Shooting kicks off this week in Toronto.