Mary Lionsgate Entertainment (1800 screen domestic theatrical release). The biblical epic, action. drama youth-based biopic stars Odeya Rush as Mary , Peter O'Toole as Symeon and Julia Ormond as Elizabeth .Sir Ben Kingsley is circling the role of Herod and as well Kellan Lutz as Gabriel. Mary shoots
in Malta and the Middle East. Aloe Entertainment brought back many of the key players from The Passion of the Christ. John Debney ( The Passion of the Christ, Superman, Iron Man) will bring the film to life through his musical score as the film's composer. Paul Lauer of Motive Marketing is serving as the Marketing Director, running a grass roots campaign similar to the ones he's run on The Passion of the Christ, Chronicles of Narnia, and the recent record-breaking miniseries The Bible, and Bob Angelotti is working with Paul, particularly in outreach to Catholics. Joel Osteen has signed on his first theatrical film ever as Executive Producer and has committed his and Lakewood's global marketing and promotion machine behind Mary to millions of homes a week in over 100 hundred countries and over 40 million pod cast weekly.
The film, based on the New Testament, is a linear ticking clock, high action drama, faith based, youth based bio-pic. Under the reign of terror of Herod the Great and against all odds they survive as young parents in one of the most treacherous times in history. It is a part of Mary, Joseph and Jesus' life that has not been shown on the big screen before. It is her story from her youth to her struggles as a young mother caring for her baby, a young child and with Jesus up to the age of 12 years old. While true to the bible, the audience will experience a breakthrough with Mary's story at ages 13, 15, 19 and 27 which will come alive using the power of film to make audiences feel as if they were living through these events with her. As the New Testament leaves Joseph's age to interpretation, the writers have chosen to keep this a youth based project with Joseph, depicted at ages 17, 21 and 29. He is Mary's childhood companion and confidante, a true soul mate, who undertakes willingly his role as protector and guide for Mary and their child as they are a family on the run from a ruthless, rich and powerful king that will stop at nothing to try locate, find and take down the family and the New Messiah himself.