Will Apatow’s Year One be “biblical” after all…?

Year One, the upcoming comedy produced by Judd Apatow and directed by Harold Ramis, has been referred to as a “biblical comedy” in various reports, but there has been some debate over how accurate that label really is — especially since none of the characters mentioned to date have had any direct biblical parallels. For a while, it was seeming like the film’s theme and setting might be more “ancient” than anything else.

But now … the Hollywood Reporter says Hank Azaria has signed on to play a character named Abraham. Hmmm.

And it was already revealed last month that one of the other characters would be named Princess Inanna, which happens to be the name of a Sumerian fertility goddess. Hmmm.

And it just so happens that the biblical Abraham lived, if not in Sumer itself, then very close to Sumer. Double hmmm.

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