Christ The Lord: Out Of Egypt Launches Online Casting Call For The Role Of Jesus

Late last year, we learned that Chris Columbus. 1492 Pictures and Cj Entertainment had acquired the rights to adapt Anne Rice's book Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt for a feature film. Now it looks like the search for Jesus has begun with a worldwide online casting call. Rice's story follows Christ when he was seven years old and just beginning to come to understand his divine nature. The fictional account is told from Jesus' perspective as his family departs Egypt and heads to Nazareth. As we reported last December, Cyrus Nowrasteh will direct the film, based on a screenplay he co-wrote with Betsy Nowrasteh. It's expected to start shooting in Italy in March 2013, and it looks like they're ready to cast their Jesus. Via PRWeb, casting directors Suzanne Smith, Elizabeth Barnes, and Corbin Bronson are going through Cast It Talent to host an online casting call for the part.
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