Did David marry the wife of King Saul? And other questions raised by the pilot episode for Of Kings and Prophets

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It’s a wrap for Of Kings and Prophets!

The pilot for the proposed series about Saul, David and Samuel finished shooting in South Africa a couple days ago, so now seemed like a good time to round up the last batch of Instagrams posted by the show’s cast and crew. A few new details have leaked regarding the angle the script takes on its biblical source material, too.

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Review: David and Goliath (dir. Tim Chey, 2015)

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Note from Peter T. Chattaway: David and Goliath opened in 31 theatres in the United States this weekend, where it reportedly earned about $161,000. My friend Martin Stillion offered to review the film for this blog. Here is what he had to say:

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Watch: Trailers for five recent Bible series made in Brazil

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Christian Bale isn’t the only actor to play Moses in the last few months.

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Of Kings and Prophets finds its David… and Jesus (sort of)

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Three new actors have joined the Saul-and-David drama Of Kings and Prophets.

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Guess who’s behind the new ABC series about King David

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The Wrap reports that ABC has ordered five new pilot episodes — basically test runs for potential full-fledged series — and one of them is biblical in nature.

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Warner options Rabbi Wolpe’s David: The Divided Heart

david-dividedheartNot too long ago, Warner Brothers and 20th Century Fox were in a race to make a movie about Moses. Eventually Fox gave its film the greenlight — they even stole the title of the Warner Brothers movie, which was never made in the end — and the result was Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings. Now it’s time for a rematch. A few months ago, Fox and Scott announced that they were developing a movie about King David. And now The Tracking Board reports that Warner has optioned the rights to David: The Divided Heart, a book by popular rabbi David Wolpe that examines some of the contradictions in David’s personality. The film, which has the working title King David, is being developed by Matt Phelps and Mike Karz, whose credits include the animated film The Nut Job and the Adam Sandler comedy Blended. Not exactly the most promising of résumés, to be sure, but hey.

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