In a previous post, we looked at Jim Caviezel’s role as Luke in the upcoming March 28 movie “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” but now he’s also confirmed he’s reprising the role of Jesus in director Mel Gibson’s sequel to “The Passion of the Christ.”
As reported in USA Today on Jan. 29:
Caviezel, 49, confirmed he will reprise his role as Jesus in the planned film about the resurrection of Christ. “There are things that I cannot say that will shock the audience,” he says. “It’s great. Stay tuned.”
Gibson and his star have been tight-lipped on details of how the new film will move forward. But the actor says he’s been inspired in his talks with Gibson by the direction the project is taking.
“I won’t tell you how he’s going to go about it,” Caviezel says. “But I’ll tell you this much, the film he’s going to do is going to be the biggest film in history. It’s that good.”
From the Hollywood Reporter:
Jim Caviezel is poised to reprise his role as Jesus Christ in the upcoming sequel to Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ.
ICM Partners, which represents Caviezel, confirmed on Tuesday that the actor is in negotiations with Gibson, who would presumably produce, direct or both.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported 20 months ago that a sequel was in the works, but it wasn’t known until Tuesday whether Gibson was interested in again casting Caviezel as Jesus. The actor, 49, first played thirty-something-year-old Jesus 14 years ago.
The full-length trailer for “Paul, Apostle of Christ” has been released. It will also be seen when Family Theater Productions features a Q&A with filmmakers Andrew Hyatt and T.J. Berden in our Hollywood offices on Feb. 7.
Here’s the full trailer:
And a couple of other videos about the movie:
Image: Sony Affirm; ODB Films.