An entire page of notes on how to play Paul — nothing precise but overall notes on how to approach it, helped. "I've never had a director do something so tellingly about a character," he said.
As for his adoptive parents, "they're excited as well to see what happens with the film and to see how many people we can impact."
Directed by Clint Eastwood and based on the memoir the men co-wrote with Jeffrey E. Stern, the film traces their journeys from youth to adulthood, showing how their life experiences prepared them to react as they did when a terrorist attacked a Paris-bound train.
OKLAHOMA CITY (CNS) — The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has released a three-minute trailer to a forthcoming documentary on Fr. Stanley Rother, a U.S. priest who worked in Guatemala for 14 years until he was brutally murdered in 1981.
Producers promise a narrative faithful to Scripture with visuals set in contemporary times meaning Christ will ultimately don an an orange jumpsuit while carrying His cross.
It's not very often that two movies come out around the same time about the same person — real, legendary or fictitious, making the release of two movies in two months about Jesus Christ — "Risen" and "The Young Messiah." — all the more notable.
Two soon-to-be-released films seem better positioned to ignite a sustained revival of the marriage of scriptural message with opulent production values: Director Timur Bekmambetov's updating of "Ben-Hur" and "Risen," a Resurrection-focused drama directed and co-written by Kevin Reynolds.
"Firelight," one of Matt Maher's latest songs, was inspired by the experience and legacy of Mother Teresa whose biographical film hits theaters Dec. 4.
Positive values, including altruism, are highlighted in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1."
Those super-sentient simians are back in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."