A new faith-based project with A-list stars involved is coming now from Warner Bros. The project, Apostle Paul, is being developed at the studio for Hugh Jackman to star in the role as the Jewish man of God (also known as Saul of Tarsus) who crossed over to speak to the Romans and preach the word.
Jackman would produce, along with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck under their Pearl Street banner. A screenplay is currently being penned by Matt Cook (Triple Nine, By Way Of Helena). Also producing are Jennifer Todd (Pearl Street) and Chris Clarke, who helped initiate the project.
People, meantime, notes:
The movie, which is currently in development, follows Paul as he grows up to become one of the most important messengers of Jesus.
Jackman, who is a student of transcendental meditation and attended the School of Practical Philosophy, an international school that teaches both Eastern and Western philosophical principles, was actually raised by a born-again Christian father, according to Parade.
“He takes his religion very seriously and would prefer I go to church,” Jackman told Parade of his father. “We’ve had discussions about our separate beliefs. I just find the evangelical church too, well, restrictive.”