The actor who performed Jesus in Mel Gibson’s 2004 biblical blockbuster “The Passion Of The Christ” is in talks to resurrect that function.
Jim Caviezel is in negotiations with Gibson to take part in an upcoming sequel to “Passion” that may focal point at the resurrection of Jesus Christ, in step with The Hollywood Reporter.
The 49-year-old Caviezel was once hesitant to expose extra information about the movie in an interview with USA Today, however he promised that it’ll be “great.”
“I won’t tell you how [Gibson is] going to go about it,” Caviezel advised USA Today. “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.”
It’s been just about 14 years because the authentic “Passion” opened in theaters. The R-rated movie centered at the ultimate hours of Jesus’ existence and was once stuffed with violent, graphic imagery of the spiritual determine’s torture and crucifixion.
It was once successful with Christians all over the world, incomes over $600 million at international field workplaces on the cheap of $30 million.
But some Jewish and interfaith teams protested how the movie portrayed Jews as being answerable for Jesus’ demise. The Anti-Defamation League expressed issues that the movie may gas anti-Semitism.
Gibson himself was once criticized after spouting anti-Semitic remarks all through an arrest in 2006. He later apologized for his phrases.
Gibson showed in overdue 2016 that he was once operating on a sequel to “The Passion Of The Christ.” He stated he was hoping the movie could be greater than only a chronological retelling of the occasions of the resurrection.
Gibson indicated that the movie might not be launched till overdue 2019 or early 2020 since the resurrection is this type of complicated subject.
“The Resurrection. Big subject. Oh, my God,” Gibson advised USA Today in 2016. “We’re trying to craft this in a way that’s cinematically compelling and enlightening so that it shines new light, if possible, without creating some weird thing.”
The function of Jesus wasn’t been a very simple one for Caviezel to play. In the previous, he’s spoken concerning the difficulties he confronted all through filming.
During a up to date convention subsidized via The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), Caviezel spoke to Catholic school scholars in Chicago about one of the crucial bodily hindrances in recreating the crucifixion. At one level, he stated his shoulder was once dislocated whilst he was once wearing the move.
“Every day, I had to pick up that thing. It was like a penance, it ripped into my shoulder, tearing into my flesh,” he stated. ” With each and every passing hour it were given heavier.”
Before he doubtlessly returns to the function of Jesus, Caviezel is portraying a disciple of Christ, Luke, in a spiritual movie concerning the apostle Paul. That film is scheduled to hit theaters on March 28.