As we know, there are some major Hollywood movies in the works that are drawing on the Bible for inspiration. Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah project will be a huge deal, and Will Smith is working on a Cain and Able/vampire movie (yup) as well. Now we’re hearing talk about a movie on the life of Moses, and the one and only Christian Bale is in talks to play the lead. Click inside to learn more!
Deadline Hollywood has the story:
Don’t consider this etched in stone yet, but it looks like Fox is putting a rush on the Moses movie it has been developing with Ridley Scott. I’m hearing that the director and studio are courting Christian Bale to star. The project is called Exodus, which was originally scripted by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage. Peter Chernin and his Chernin Entertainment bought the film as a pitch and they are producing with Scott and his Scott Free, which joined later. Now it has become a big priority after Steve Zaillian signed on to do a rewrite. Zaillian teamed with Scott on American Gangster. Scott is looking to mobilize this as soon as he completes The Counselor. The talks with Bale are early stage…
Bale is shooting the David O Russell untitled drama for Sony Pictures, starring with Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Louis CK. He most recently completed the Scott Cooper-directed revenge thriller Out Of The Furnace with Zoe Saldana and Woody Harrelson, and has two Terrence Malick movies coming. He seems an inspiring choice to play Moses, given the breadth of his work in films like The Fighter. Coming off the Dark Knight trilogy with Christopher Nolan, Bale is making intriguing choices. And both Fox and Paramount have surely noticed the ratings on History Channel’s The Bible miniseries. There is certainly a global audience for a retelling of the Moses story with the technological advancements made since Charlton Heston played him in the 1956 Ten Commandments, a film that was one of the biggest blockbusters of its time.
This sounds so crazy… but I could kinda, totally see Christian Bale playing Moses. He’s got so many awesome projects in the works; we all know he’s great, but methinks he’s about to take it to a whole ‘nother level, especially with the Malick films and now this (possible) biblical role.
What do y’all think? There’s a good chance it won’t go down, since everything is in the early stages but either way, I’m excited to hear more about the project.