‘Killing Jesus,’ produced by Scott Free Productions, a partnership between award-winning directors and brothers Ridley Scott and Tony Scott, is the third in a series of NatGeo films based on Bill O’Reilly’s best-selling books. It will air in the ARC today at 6:30 for a private advance screening for PLNU students.
The show will air globally on Sunday, March 29 (Palm Sunday) in 171 countries and 45 languages.
Key cast members include:
– Stephen Moyer (True Blood) as Pontius Pilate
– Kelsey Grammer (Cheers; Frasier) as King Herod
– Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage) as Herodia
– John Rhys Davies (Indiana Jones) as Annas, High Priest of Jerusalem
– Haaz Sleiman (Nurse Jackie) as Jesus
Combining epic cinematography with intimate storytelling, KILLING JESUS was shot entirely in the Moroccan desert with a crew of 250 and more than 4,500 extras. The 93 speaking roles are brought to life by an incredibly diverse cast, with actors representing Lebanon, Morocco, Czech Republic, Ireland, Great Britain, Israel, Canada, Syria, Australia and the United States. The massive production, unlike anything undertaken by National Geographic Channel before, puts familiar Biblical characters under a new lens to give them layers of meaning rarely explored before.
Kelsey Grammer talks faith, religion, etc. on the Moroccan set for Hitflix.
This public announcement comes from Point TV, one of the media arms of Loma Beat.