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Christian Bale Wanted For Exodus
Ridley Scott's looking for a Moses

15 March 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Just yesterday it emerged that Steven Spielberg decided not to direct Moses epic Gods And Kings for Warner Bros. The studio then started looking to Ang Lee to get it up and running so that the film can compete with 20th Century Fox’s own bearded biblical pic Exodus. With good reason, as  that film has Ridley Scott looking to make it his next directing job and Christian Bale is being eyed to star.

According to Deadline, it’s still at a very early stage of talks between Scott, the studio and the Dark Knight himself, but the movie does boast some hefty clout behind it.

The script originated with Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, and was first brought to the studio by former Chief Operating Officer-turned-producer Peter Chernin in 2009. Since then, Scott and his production company hopped aboard and the director’s American Gangster collaborator Steven Zaillian has given the screenplay a hefty rewrite. Now Scott and Fox want this gearing up as soon as he finished work on The Counselor.

Bale is currently at work on David O. Russell’s new, untitled con man film alongside Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Alessandro Nivola, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence. The thought of him taking on such a big, Ten Commandments-style epic is certainly an interesting one, but let’s see if he actually makes a deal first...


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I'll be interested to see if Bale comes on board...
and I reckon a few more eyes will be watching too. All us fanboys (& girls) have our deerstalkers on, trying to piece the Justice League clues together. More

Posted by partybee at 09:55 on 16 March 2013 | Report This Post

Knowing your Moses
Bale would make a brooding, moody Moses alright, but if you know your bible, Moses is slow of speech, and a bit of a wuss really, considering at the burning bush he asks God if Aaron his brother can do all the talking to Pharoah. So, Hugh Grant anyone? More

Posted by Letattz at 09:46 on 16 March 2013 | Report This Post

Surely there's a better fairy story he could do. More

Posted by adzman at 09:30 on 16 March 2013 | Report This Post

Good idea for Sampson More

Posted by theonering at 07:47 on 16 March 2013 | Report This Post

They already did the Moses story with The Ten Commandments in the 50s and that film is good enough to last forever. They need to pick a different Biblical epic - I suggest Dwayne Johnson as Samson :D More

Posted by NeoBrowser at 04:30 on 16 March 2013 | Report This Post


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