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Jim Caviezel to resurrect Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ sequel?

Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson’s controversial movie Passion of the Christ, is poised to return to reprise his role in the sequel to the movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

hollywood Updated: Jan 31, 2018 16:45 IST
Passion of the Christ has often been described as one of the most violent films of all time.

Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson’s controversial movie Passion of the Christ, is poised to return to reprise his role in the sequel to the movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

It has been confirmed that the actor is in negotiations with Gibson, who is likely set to produce and direct again.

The actor, 49, first played Jesus 14 years ago.

The first part cost $30 million to make, was shot in Italy and the dialogue was in Aramaic, Herbew and Latin. The R-rated movie also courted controversy with its graphic violence and anti-semitic undertones.

It was first reported 20 months ago that a sequel was in the works, but Caviezel’s involvement wasn’t known until this week.

Screenwriter Randall Wallace, who wrote Gibson’s Oscar-winning Braveheart, had been working on a screenplay for The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection.

Gibson’s original Passion of the Christ was released by Newmarket Films in 2004 and earned an impressive $612 million worldwide on just a $30 million production budget.

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First Published: Jan 31, 2018 16:45 IST