Jesus Christ - Casting Bosses On The Hunt For Young Jesus For New Movie
Casting agents are on the hunt for the new Jesus Christ to lead the cast in Chris Columbus' adaptation of Anne Rice's book Christ The Lord: Out Of Egypt.
Bosses at Columbus' 1492 Pictures acquired the rights to the tome last year (11) and now the moviemaker is looking for a young unknown to play the Messiah.
Casting directors Suzanne Smith, Elizabeth Barnes and Corbin Bronson have released a statement to PRWeb, revealing they are hosting an international online casting call for the part.
The statement reads: "He is a very special seven-year-old boy with a buoyant energy and magnetic charm, as well as quiet intensity. In many ways a normal young boy, he is beginning to understand his divine nature; at times we see in him a soulful quality, an unspoken intelligence and a deep stillness."
Christ The Lord: Out of Egypt will be directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh and shooting is expected to start in Italy in March (13).