Camilla Belle is Mary, Mother of Christ


Aloe Entertainment has put together its New Testament ensemble for Mary, Mother of Christ, says Variety.

Camilla Belle (Push, 10,000 BC) will star as the titular character and will be joined by Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the dual roles of Gabriel and Lucifer and Peter O’Toole as Symeon.

Al Pacino and Jessica Lange are in talks to play Herod and Anna the Prophetess.

Mary Aloe is producing along with Dune Films (Hidalgo, upcoming Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time).

Argentine helmer Alejandro Agresti (Valentin, The Lake House) is directing the film, which begins filming in Morocco in May.

MGM plans to release the film wide in 2,000-plus theaters April 2, 2010, which coincides with Good Friday.