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Hollywood is releasing a new film about an adolescent Jesus

"The Young Messiahâ? is an upcoming American biblical film directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh, based on the novel by Anne Rice named "Christ the Lord: Out of Egyptâ?.  CYRUS NOWRASTEH Director "The Young Messiahâ? â?I actually felt a tremendous responsibility to portray Jesus as biblically consistent in a way that's possibleâ?. 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 Messiahâ? "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 sonâ?. Using historical backdrops, this biblical drama was predominately shot in Matera and Rome, Italy.  BETSY GIFFEN NOWRASTEH Co-Screenwriter "The Young Messiahâ? "It's a full meal of faith and good story and excitement and drama. The whole packageâ?. "The Young Messiahâ? is scheduled to be released in the U.S. on March 11, 2016 and it will be shown internationally on May of 2016. YA VM PR UP: FV