Exclusive Interview: Christian Bale, Ridley Scott, Joel Edgerton talk Exodus

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

The story of Moses is one well known for generations, and one told many times before (most famously by Cecil B. DeMille – twice – in THE TEN COMMANDMENTS). But it's never been told on so large a scale as in EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, Ridley Scott's $140 million (and maybe more) epic starring Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as his adoptive brother, and eventual enemy, Ramses. The film is grandiose and already controversial, the latter thanks to its mostly white cast of "Egyptians" and some of the liberties taken with the Biblical story. Nevertheless, it's poised to be a big holiday hit for 20th Century Fox.

I sat down with Bale, Scott and Edgerton earlier this week; a slightly intimidating room to walk into. Thankfully, the three are nothing short of accommodating. We talk about Scott's initial interest in the story (he had none), the actors' approach to their famous characters, and their impressions of working with the one and only Ridley Scott.

Source: JoBlo.com

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