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News on Stephen Moyer’s Film Project “Killing Jesus”

Posted on the 21 October 2014 by Thevault @The_Vault
Photo by Stephen Moyer

Photo by Stephen Moyer

The National Geographic Channel has made an official announcement about the the cast and filming for Stephen Moyer’s next film project, the upcoming television event Killing Jesus produced by Scott Free Productions.

Kelsey Grammer (“Partners,” “Boss”) will perform as King Herod, the unrelenting and ambitious Roman King of Judea, who attempted to kill Jesus at his birth, and Stephen Moyer (“True Blood”) will portray Pontius Pilate, best known as the Roman governor who ordered Jesus’ crucifixion.

Today, Stephen Moyer, in Morocco filming the project, posted a photo (see above) on his Instagram account where he wrote a description saying “Ancient Rome lands in Ouarzazate.”

We’ve looked up information about the location of Ouarzazate and it sure looks like a beautiful place, see photos below:

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Kelsey Grammer (“Partners,” “Boss”) will perform as King Herod, the unrelenting and ambitious Roman King of Judea, who attempted to kill Jesus at his birth, and Stephen Moyer (“True Blood”) will portray Pontius Pilate, best known as the Roman governor who ordered Jesus’ crucifixion.

The project is currently filming under the guidance of U.K.-based director Chris Menaul, with a teleplay from Oscar- and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Walon Green.

The film Killing Jesus will break new ground in chronicling the life of the most famous human being who ever lived,” said O’Reilly, who also serves as an executive producer. “The superb cast and script reflect much thought and research. Viewers are in for something very different and very special.

Killing Jesus is expected to premiere globally on National Geographic Channel in 2015 in 171 countries and 45 languages, and in Spanish on Nat Geo Mundo. Killing Jesus is from the same team behind the Emmy-nominated Killing Kennedy, including executive producers O’Reilly, Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Mary Lisio and Teri Weinberg. For NGC, executive producers are Heather Moran and Charlie Parsons.

“The combined talent of this incredible cast is unparalleled, and we can’t wait to see what this team of actors can do,” added Moran. “With this stellar cast and breathtaking script by Walon based on Bill’s page-turner, we are going to explore the seismic political and historical events that surrounded the life and death of Jesus as never before.”

Based on the best-selling book by O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, the film will chronicle the life of Jesus of Nazareth through the retelling of the intense political, social and historical conflicts during the Roman Empire that ultimately led to his death. Jesus lived at a time when the Roman Empire dominated the Western world, and he made powerful enemies while preaching a philosophy of peace and love. Today, more than 2.2 billion people follow his teachings, but the intimate historical details of the time usually remain secondary to his story.

source: Wikipedia.com and prweb.com


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