In 2004, filmmaker Mel Gibson presented the world with his take on the story of Jesus with The Passion of the Christ, starring Jim Caviezel in the lead role as Jesus of Nazareth. The movie became the highest-grossing R-rated movie of its time. In a recent interview, Caviezel revealed work is in progress on the highly-ambitious sequel.
No one was expecting The Passion of the Christ to do as well at the box office as it did. Yet, Gibson’s depiction of the last twelve hours of Christ’s life touched a chord with audiences worldwide. In the past, the writer of the movie, Randall Wallace, had also hinted that a sequel is in the works, describing the project as the “Mount Everest of Movies”.
Unfortunately for James Caviezel, playing the role of Jesus proved a double-edged sword. While the movie made him known to a global audience, it also typecast him in a role that made it difficult for audiences to accept him playing any other ordinary character later in his career. Still, Caviezel expressed his belief that he had made the right call in accepting the role of Jesus.
The world has changed a great deal since The Passion of the Christ first hit theaters. The movie itself dealt with a great deal of controversy regarding depictions of violence and the Jewish community. But despite its detractors, Caviezel believes the significant gap left by the movie in cinema history has never been filled since, and he is eager to correct that oversight.
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