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That would be the young actress depicted below, Camilla Belle, who is slated to star in a new film on Mary called “Mary, the Mother of the Christ,” written by Barbara Nicolosi and Benedict Fitzgerald (who also wrote “The Passion of the Christ”).
You can read more at Barb’s blog, which has the following, from The Hollywood Reporter:
Camilla Belle, who is onscreen in “Push,” which opens Friday, has been cast as Mary. Jonathan Rhys Meyers will take on the double role of Gabriel and Lucifer, while Peter O’Toole is set as Symeon, who meets Mary and her family in the temple shortly after Jesus’ birth.
The filmmakers are seeking Al Pacino and Jessica Lange for the respective roles of Herod and Anna the Prophetess.
Argentinean director Alejandro Agresti (“The Lake House”) will direct the film, scheduled to begin shooting in May in Morocco with production partner Dune Films. Benedict Fitzgerald, who co-wrote “Passion,” wrote the “Mary” screenplay with Barbara Nicolosi.
Mary Aloe and Rodrigo Berlanga are producing. The executive producers are Mike Dolan, Mauricio Sanchez and James Volk.
Although New Line recently told the story of Jesus’ birth in “The Nativity Story,” released in December 2006, to modest boxoffice returns, Aloe said of her project: “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 is truly a story of real female empowerment.”
Barbara asks for our prayers for this project; Hollywood being Hollywood, you never know what will happen…