More pics from the Jesus/Satan film Last Days in the Desert

last-days-in-the-desert-ewan-mcgregor-hi-resNew photos from Last Days in the Desert, the indie film starring Ewan McGregor as both Jesus and Satan, went online today. They include logo-free versions of the McGregor photos that came out last week, as well as all-new photos of Ciarán Hinds, Ayelet Zurer and Tye Sheridan as the “family in crisis” that Jesus encounters near the end of his 40 days of temptation in the wilderness. Check ’em out below the jump.

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Ewan McGregor on playing Jesus — or, rather, Yeshua — and the Devil in Last Days in the Desert

last-days-in-the-desert_1200x800Two days ago, the Sundance Film Festival revealed that one of the many films premiering there next month would be Last Days in the Desert, starring Ewan McGregor as both Jesus and the Devil in a story set during the 40 days of temptation that followed Jesus’ baptism.

Yesterday, Entertainment Weekly posted the first official photo from the movie, along with an article that confirms that the “family in crisis” Jesus encounters on his way out of the wilderness is a first-century Jewish family: [Read more...]

Ewan McGregor plays Jesus and the Devil in Last Days in the Desert, premiering next month at Sundance

**EXCLUSIVE** FIRST ON-SET PICS! Ewan McGregor gets into character as a holy man in the desert to film scenes for new indie flick 'Last Days in the Desert'Back in February, there were reports that Ewan McGregor was going to play a holy man and a demon in a film called Last Days in the Desert, directed by Rodrigo Garcia (Albert Nobbs) with Emmanuel Lubezki (Tree of Life, Gravity, Birdman) handling the cinematography.

Today, the Sundance Film Festival announced that it will host the film’s premiere next month — and it also revealed that McGregor isn’t playing just any old holy man or demon:
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New film based on John’s gospel comes to Netflix next week

lumoprojectThe gospels are coming to Netflix!

Well, one of the gospels is, at any rate. The Lumo Project issued a press release yesterday announcing that The Gospel of John, the first in a four-film series based on all four gospels, will begin streaming on Netflix this coming Monday.

This is the second word-for-word adaptation of John’s gospel. The first, produced by The Visual Bible, came out in 2003. (Bruce Marchiano, who starred in The Visual Bible’s adaptation of Matthew, has been raising money to make his own version of John for the past eight years, but hasn’t actually made it yet.)

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Our first look at the cast for The Bible follow-up series A.D.

ad-jesusAt last, we know who some (but not all) of the actors will be in A.D., the NBC series that Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are producing as a follow-up to their hit miniseries The Bible.

First, People reveals that Jesus will be played by Argentinian actor Juan Pablo di Pace, and, just as Diogo Morgado’s Jesus in The Bible quickly earned the nickname “Hot Jesus”, so too People notes that di Pace is “easy-on-the-eyes”.

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Is there a part for Jesus in Bill & Ted 3?

billandtedIt’s been 25 years since Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure first graced our screens, and just a couple years less since the sequel Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey came along. The past decade has brought us long-delayed revivals of 1980s franchises like Die Hard and Indiana Jones, so naturally, many Bill & Ted fans have wondered if we’ll see a new film in this series, too — and co-stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter say they want to make it happen.

For now, they’re bogged down in script development and securing financing for the film. (One hiccup: the characters aren’t particularly popular overseas, and that’s where Hollywood makes its money these days.) But the actors have been quite open about their hopes for it. A few weeks ago, Winter said the film will revolve around a sort of mid-life crisis for the characters, who were supposed to bring peace and harmony to the world through their music but, so far, have not. And now, Reeves has spoken to ComingSoon.net:
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