Visiting the cast and crew of Killing Jesus in Morocco

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It’s a hot Tuesday morning in late October on the outskirts of Ouarzazate, a city in the heart of Morocco, and Jesus is having trouble getting birds to fly.

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Of Kings and Prophets has found its prophet Samuel

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From the beginning, Of Kings and Prophets has been billed as a story “told through the eyes of a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd”. Since then, we have learned who will be playing the king and the shepherd — and now, at last, we know who is playing the prophet.

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Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt to star Sean Bean and more

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It has been two months since I last wrote about Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, the film adaptation of Anne Rice’s novel about Jesus’ childhood. At that time, the studio behind the film had announced a release date but no cast members. Today, however, a colleague tipped me off to the fact that the film’s IMDb page now lists 20 actors, and at least one of them is fairly well-known: Lord of the Rings co-star Sean Bean.

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Of Kings and Prophets has found its Ish-Bosheth

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King Saul’s family keeps right on growing. Deadline reports that James Floyd — who is half Indian-Singaporean, half white British — has been cast as Ish-Bosheth, the youngest son of Saul (Ray Winstone) and Ahinoam (Simone Kessell) and brother to Michal (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), in ABC’s Of Kings and Prophets.

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Over three dozen new character profiles, and a few new videos, for A.D.: The Bible Continues

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The official website for A.D.: The Bible Continues released over three dozen photos today to introduce us to the show’s main characters. A few new videos to promote the series have also surfaced since my last round-up. Check it all out below the jump.

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Watch: A deleted scene and a bonus feature from Exodus: Gods and Kings, which comes out on Blu-Ray tomorrow

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Exodus: Gods and Kings comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray tomorrow, and the studio has released a couple new videos to mark the occasion. Check them out below the jump — and while you’re at it, if you’re a subscriber to Books & Culture, you can also read my review of the film, which appeared in its March/April issue.

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