‘Christ the Lord’ Gets U.S. Distribution

'Christ the Lord' Gets U.S. Distribution

FilmDistrict plans March 2015 release

FilmDistrict has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the upcoming “Christ the Lord” movie with plans for a release in March, 2015.

The project, first announced in late 2011, is based on Anne Rice’s “Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt.” Cyrus Nowrasteh will direct from a screenplay he penned with Betsy Nowrasteh. That story is a fictionalized version of the story of Jesus as a young boy, who is just beginning to learn the truth about his identity and purpose.

Producers are 1492 PicturesChris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, and Michael Barnathan, along with Hyde Park Entertainment, CJ Entertainment and Ocean Blue Entertainment.

Ocean Blue is arranging the financing for the film, with Tracy K. Price producing and Bill Andrew executive producing on its behalf. Hyde Park’s Ashok Amritraj is producing; for CJ Entertainment Miky Lee is exec producing with Min Young Hong producing and Keo Lee and Yeonu Choi co-producing.

Nowrasteh came on board the project when Rice asked him to do so after seeing his film “The Stoning of Soraya M.” After agreeing to write and direct the project, Nowrasteh brought it to Columbus and Barnathan at 1492.

Hyde Park will begin foreign sales for the project this summer.

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  1. Timothy Pickles says:

    Difficult to put a new twist on the Jesus story but Ann Rice did it in spades in the book. Her legionary research methods allowed her to turn in a novel that is interesting, exciting and most surprising of all believable. While drawing freely from the appochropher and history (not much on Jesus’s childhood in the Bible) she produced a work that interests many and offends non but the hypercritical. Hard to think of a better choice of film maker to bring this to the screen this is likely to be a great hit with anyone who enjoys great story telling.

  2. hvchronic says:

    Wow, Anne Rice Kickstarting Jesus. Talk about a mash-up. Maybe she’ll do us a favor and explore Christianity’s historical roots from the S&M bondage perspective both she and the Catholic Church seem to go for. Better yet, maybe her new comic book and movie will kickstart Jesus’s actual return, where He gets off His Holy Duff and comes back among us losers, fixes all these ills and kicks some plutocratic ass. Here’s a song about that. Maybe they’ll use it in the movie soundtrack: http://biffthuringer.bandcamp.com/track/please-jesus-be-real

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