Risen: the Joseph Fiennes interview round-up (2016/2/12)

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Time for another batch of interviews with Risen star Joseph Fiennes.

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Report from Rome: The makers of Risen talk about Bible movies, film noir, sympathetic killers, and meeting the Pope


Note from Peter T. Chattaway: My friend Matt Page attended a special promotional event for the movie Risen that took place in Rome last week. This is his report:

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Watch: A new clip and a new featurette for Risen


Risen stars Joseph Fiennes as a Roman soldier who goes looking for the body of Jesus after it vanishes from its tomb. Fiennes calls the film “an extraordinary murder mystery, a detective story” in a new featurette that was posted today, and something of that quest for answers is reflected in a new clip that went online today, too.

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Risen: the Joseph Fiennes interview round-up (2016/2/8)


Risen has been in development for nine years, and next week it will finally play at a theatre near you. The people behind the film have been making the rounds to promote the film, and none more so than the film’s star Joseph Fiennes.

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Watch: Risen star Joseph Fiennes meets the Pope in Rome


In Risen, Joseph Fiennes plays a Roman tribune stationed in Palestine who wishes he could go back to Rome. In real life, Fiennes himself went to Rome this week to promote the film, and while he was there he (and his family) met the Pope.

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Watch: Seven clips from Risen, plus several brief interviews


Risen, the first of several big-screen Jesus movies coming out this year, will be playing at a theatre near you just three weeks from now — and to whet our appetites, the studio has released several new clips from the film. Check ’em out below the jump.

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