A new Biblical film, ‘Paul, the Apostle of Christ,’ starring Jim Caveizel (The Passion of the Christ) and James Faulkner (Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey) explores the question, “Is anyone beyond grace?”
Apostle Paul, who before his conversion had persecuted Christians, encountered Christ in a profound way (as told through the Acts of the Apostles) and it drastically changed his way of life — and his person.
The trailer and images have been released by AFFIRM Films, a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company, in association with Giving Films, presents an ODB production in association with Mandalay Pictures.
Filmed in Malta, the film is produced by David Zelon (Soul Surfer) and T.J. Berden (Full of Grace). Executive Producers are Rick Jackson, Harrison Powell and Eric Groth.
“Our ‘first-look’ teaser shows both the dramatic heart and biblical authenticity of Paul, The Apostle of Christ,” Director and Screenwriter Andrew Hyatt told USA media reporters. “Each aspect of Paul’s life is based on what we know from the Bible, and we set that true story in the perilous world of Rome in the time of Nero’s persecution of Christians. It’s a captivating, emotional drama that brings the Bible to life.”
“Audiences of Paul, Apostle of Christ will experience a story true to what we know of Paul’s life and true to the Gospel of love he shared and lived,” Berden said, according to Patheos. “It offers a gripping account of what the early Christian community faced in Rome simply trying to practice their faith with the threat of imprisonment and death always looming.”
The official film synopsis is:
In Paul, Apostle of Christ, Paul suffers alone in a Roman prison, awaiting his execution under Emperor Nero. Mauritius, the ambitious prison prefect, can hardly see what threat this broken man poses. Once he was Saul of Tarsus, the high-ranking and brutal killer of Christians. Now his faith rattles Rome. At great risk, Luke the Physician visits the aged Paul to comfort and tend to him—and to question, to transcribe and to smuggle out Paul’s letters to the growing community of believers. Amid Nero’s inhuman persecution, these men and women will spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and change the world.
The movie premieres in theaters on Easter Wednesday, March 28, 2018.