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Hollywood is releasing a new film about an adolescent Jesus

2016-01-23

"The Young Messiah” is an upcoming American biblical film directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh, based on the novel by Anne Rice named "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt”. 

CYRUS NOWRASTEH
Director "The Young Messiah”
”I actually felt a tremendous responsibility to portray Jesus as biblically consistent in a way that's possible”.

The film revolves around a fictional interpretation of a seven-year-old Jesus, who tries to discover the truth about his life when he returns to Nazareth from Egypt.

CHRIS COLUMBUS
Producer "The Young Messiah”
"I read the script and I realized...this is an unbelievable weight for these parents, Mary and Joseph, to carry on their shoulders without telling their son”.

Using historical backdrops, this biblical drama was predominately shot in Matera and Rome, Italy. 

BETSY GIFFEN NOWRASTEH
Co-Screenwriter "The Young Messiah”
"It's a full meal of faith and good story and excitement and drama. The whole package”.

"The Young Messiah” is scheduled to be released in the U.S. on March 11, 2016 and it will be shown internationally on May of 2016.

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