20th Century Fox has released new photos from Ridley Scott’s biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, which tells the story of Moses. The movie stars Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, and Ben Kingsley.
When talking about working on the film the director had this to say:
“What I thought I knew about Moses I didn’t really. Either I wasn’t paying attention in Sunday school or I had forgotten. I was knocked out by who he was and the basics of the story—it has to be one of the greatest adventures and spiritual experiences that could ever have been.”
Bale plays the prophet Moses in the story, and when asked about Charlton Heston’s version of the character, this is what he said:
“Charlton Heston does Charlton Heston better than anyone. But the biblical account of Moses is extraordinary, and there was lots of room for us to go to places that [Heston’s movie] The Ten Commandments never dreamed of going.”
Edgerton was cast in the role of Ramses, which is a very interesting choice, but one i think will pay off. This is what the actor had to say about landing the role in such a high profile movie:
“When you’re Ridley, you pick up the phone and people will turn up. I had to battle demons of self-doubt to feel like I belonged in this club… You take the hair off a man you never know what he’s going to look like. It’s like when you throw a bucket of water on a little dog. When Ridley first called me I have to admit I was like, ‘Really, me—Pharaoh of Egypt?’ But he made it work.”
He went on to talk about the relationship of his character with Moses:
“There’s a deep connection between the two of us. It becomes a really complicated relationship that starts with a lot of love and companionship and ends with destruction.”
Release Date December 12th.