Camilla Belle will star as Mary the mother of Jesus Christ in new faith-based film Mary Mother of Christ. Jonathan Rhys Meyers will take on the double role of Gabriel and Lucifer, Peter O’Toole is set as Symeon, while Al Pacino & Jessica Lange are being sought for the roles of Herod and Anna the Prophetess.
Benedict Fitzgerald, who co-wrote Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, wrote the screenplay. Producer Mary Aloe said: ‘This is not a Christmas movie. This is a
part of Mary’s life that has never been shown on the big screen before.
It takes us through Mary’s youth, young love, her life as a new mother
and the triumph through the absolute terror of Herod the Great’s reign.
It’s truly a story
of real female empowerment.’ Film opens April 2, 2010, AKA Good Friday.