Ridley Scott’s Moses epic Exodus deals with a similar subject, very close to Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments and has boasted one hell of a cast like Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming Noah. There’s no doubt Noah and Exodus will mark a return to the Biblical epics so beloved of audiences back in the 1950s and 1960s.
According to reliable sources, Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Paul, John Turturro and Ben Kingsley have been tapped to join Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton as Moses and Pharoah Ramses II.
The Alien star Weaver and Transformer’s Turturro will be playing Tuya, the mother of Ramses and Seti, Tuya’s husband and the Egyptian pharaoh’s father.
Kingsley is in talks to be a Hebrew scholar with Paul entering negotiations to be Joshua, the former slave that helps Moses to lead the people onto the promised land.
Scripted by Steve Zaillian, Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, the 20th Century Fox film will tell the story of how Moses was able to successfully free the Jewish people from bondage and slavery in Egypt and lead a pilgrimage to the Promised Land in Israel.
Scott is planning to start production in September in England, Spain, and Morocco.
Exodus is set to hit theaters on December 12th, 2014.
Weaver will next be seen in The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes; Turturro has just completed the upcoming comedy Fading Gigolo; Paul has wrapped on the dramedy A Long Way Down, while Kingsley will soon be seen in Ender’s Game.