The Resurrection of the Christ
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The Resurrection of the Christ is an upcoming American epic biblical drama film, currently scheduled for release in early 2021. The film will be directed by Mel Gibson, through a script by Randall Wallace, starring Jim Caviezel as Jesus Christ, Maia Morgenstern as Mary, Monica Bellucci as Mary Magdalene and Hristo Zhivkov and Francesco De Vito as the Apostles John and Peter, respectively.
The film is the sequel to Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, which focused on the 12 hours before Jesus' death and included a brief depiction of his resurrection. Similarly, the sequel focuses on the events that occurred between the three days of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection.
- Jim Caviezel as Jesus Christ
- Maia Morgenstern as Mary
- Monica Bellucci as Mary Magdalene
- Hristo Zhivkov as John
- Francesco De Vito as Peter
In June 2016, it was announced that Gibson began working on a sequel to The Passion of the Christ, focusing on the resurrection of Jesus. Randall Wallace, who wrote the screenplay for Braveheart (1995), was also penned as screenwriter. In September, Gibson expressed his interest in directing it. He estimated that the film would be released in a few years, as it is a big project. Also in November, Gibson confirmed the title to be The Resurrection of the Christ and implied that part of the movie would be taking place in Hell, stating that the film would explore the three-day period from the death of Jesus to his return.
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