FilmDistrict has acquired rights to Anne Rice's Christ the Lord

After moving away from R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike books in my early teens, I was looking for something else to read. I often went through my mom's books, and she had everything from Stephen King to S.E. Hinton. One author that stood out to me because of the movie version of one of her novels was Anne Rice. Discovering her writing put me on a new literary path. I devoured her novels on vampires and the supernatural. Then shortly after reading "Vittorio the Vampire" I moved on to Chuck Palahniuk.

It was interesting to hear in 1998 that Rice who was a long time atheist had returned to Roman Catholicism (she renounced Christianity in 2010). Out of this came a new book called "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt". The story was a fictionalized account of Jesus as a young boy, and his journey of discovering his purpose and identity.

Today it was announced that FilmDistrict would be acquiring the US distribution rights to a movie adaptation of CHRIST THE LORD. Cyrus Nowrasteh will direct the script that he and his wife Betsy Nowrasteh penned. The next move is to find an actor to play the young Jesus.

The film is set to release in March of 2015.

Extra Tidbit: Christ the Lord, Anne Rice, Cyrus Nowrasteh, Betsy Nowrasteh, 2015
Source: THR



Latest Entertainment News Headlines