Yesterday, I read that Camilla Belle was tapped to play the lead in Mary, Mother of Christ. I'm not really sure which is worse: dating a Jonas Brother or carrying the burden of pretending to be pure for however long it takes to shoot and promote this film. Well at least religious people will take comfort in knowing that the role of Lucifer will be played by a professional sinner, Tudors' Jonathan Rhys Meyers. However, he'll double-up and sport Gabriel's wings too, which'll be interesting to watch for all us non-zealots.
Speaking of the sinfully inclined, chances are
Thankfully, Martin Scorsese isn't a trend-follower. But he does know a profitable or amiable climate when he sees one. He's on the verge of casting a religious film that he's been developing for a while called Silence. As usual, he was able to score some big names: Daniel Day-Lewis, Benicio Del Toro, and possibly Gael Garcia Bernal. The film will be an adaptation of Shusaku Endo's novel, which is "set in the 17th century as two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity." Soooo...no shooting then?