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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Nativity - The Movie

New Line has selected a director, Catherine Hardwicke, for their movie project The Nativity. It covers the two years leading to Mary and Joseph's trek to Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus. See here. And here. Jeffrey Overstreet at his blog Looking Closer asks who we would cast as the Virgin Mary. In my opinion, it should be a relatively unknown actress. Not someone with a body of previous work. She should be young. She should look semitic. Possibly an Arab actress. She could be pretty or plain, but she should not be sexy. My two shekels on the question.

[I always liked Olivia Hussey in Jesus of Nazareth above.]

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4 comments:

disgruntled world citizen said...

She played a good Juliet, too, back in the day. I don't know about you, but I've always kind of chuckled at her last name particularly in regards to her role above... imagine it: "Virgin Mary played by a Hussey..."

Anonymous said...

i have a friend who is down to the last few actresses to play Mary. It will be her first screen role if she gets it. So she is unknown, aged 19 and looks quite like Olivia.

Pastor Scott Stiegemeyer said...

Anon,
Wow! If she gets the role, I'll hit you up to get me an autograph.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for making this movie! May God Bless all of you responsible! It has rekindled the spark in my heart...to the reality of our Savior and Holy Mother!
Thank you again!

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