Brad Pitt For Pontius Pilate Movie Role?
Hollywood hunk linked to lead role in new biblical epic...
Brad Pitthas reportedly expressed an interest in playing biblical figure Pontius Pilate in a movie project.
The Hollywood star is reported by Deadline to be in the frame for the role as the judge who sent Jesus to his death.
The movie is being developed by Warner Bros and looks likely to be titled Pontius Pilate - with the script being written by Vera Blasi, who wrote Penelope Cruz's Woman On Top.
Deadline's Mike Fleming Jr writes: "I got hold of a draft and it's very strong stuff and has the makings of a compelling period big budget film.
"This script follows the evolution of Lucius Pontius Pilate from the sensitive son of a Roman knight into a ferocious soldier whose warrior exploits make him a general and puts him on a political track under the Roman Emperor Tiberius.
"It is hard to put a new spin on the Greatest Story Ever Told, but the script had the twists and unexpected turns that satisfyingly combine history, political manoeuvring and storytelling inventions reminiscent of such films as Braveheart and Gladiator."
We hope Brad manages to find time to marry Angelina Jolie in between all his film roles.