May I Suggest Daniel Day-Lewis as Moses?

Rumors have been rumbling, and now Twitch seems to be confident: Steven Spielberg appears to be in talks with Warner Brothers to direct a film about the life of Moses.

They say:

Scripted by Michael Green and Stuart Hazeldine the film aims to tell the entire story of Moses’ life, all the way from birth to death, which covers a great number of episodes – the freeing of the Hebrew slaves, the plagues in Egypt, receiving the ten commandments – each of which could easily fill their own film.

Here’s the full report, and here’s a link to the original rumblings at Deadline.

My review of the career of Steven Spielberg, which mentions this possibility, was turned in to Christianity Today a while ago, and it’ll be available soon. But maybe I should try to get a last-minute revision turned in…

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Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.


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