“The Passion of the Christ” star Jim Caviezel recently shared new details about the highly anticipated sequel of the blockbuster hit.
On Thursday, Caviezel told Breitbart News that he received a new draft of the next installment of “The Passion of the Christ.”
“Mel Gibson just sent me the third picture, the third draft. It’s coming,” he said on the latest edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.
Caviezel, who portrayed Jesus in 2004 for the film, went on to share the sequel’s film title.
“It’s called ‘The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection.’ It’s going to be the biggest film in world history,” he declared.
Despite its lack of industry support, the first film earned a staggering $612 million worldwide with a production budget of just $30 million.
Marlow asked the Washington native if he encountered politically-driven blacklisting following his portrayal in “The Passion of the Christ.”
“I had no choice. I had to defend it. I had to fight to survive. The film exploded. It was off the charts,” Caviezel responded. “You’d think, ‘Oh, you’re going to work a lot.’ No, I didn’t. I was no longer on the studio list. That was gone. … Because of what I do as an actor — that’s my skill — it was given to me from God. I didn’t give it to myself, but it’s something in which I have a great range.”
Caviezel went on to say that he held to his convictions because he believed his “faith was much bigger than the industry and Hollywood, and bigger than the Republican or Democratic Party or any of that.”
Different from “Passion,” which focused on the graphic crucifixion of Jesus Christ, “Resurrection” is expected to explore the three days between His death and resurrection.
“It’s more than a single event, it’s an amazing event,” the director added. “And to underpin that with the things around it is really the story, to enlighten what that means.”
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