Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
27 February 2015
Leonard Nimoy Dies
Beloved Star Trek actor was 83
Exclusive: Charlie Cox Talks Marvel’s Daredevil
Plus a new poster for the Netflix superhero show
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Character Posters Fly In
Update: Nick Fury's online, and he's brought Black Widow and Thor
Exclusive New While We're Young Poster
And a new trailer for Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts' midlife-com
First Look At Eddie Redmayne As The Danish Girl
First look at Tom Hooper's new period drama
Harrison Ford Confirmed For Blade Runner 2
Denis Villeneuve is in talks to direct
Jack Huston Eyed As The New Crow
He could flap in to replace Luke Evans
First Trailer For The Lady In The Van
Alan Bennett has a visitor
Sam Mendes Talks Spectre
Skyfall's director on why he returned to the Bond franchise
Red Sonja Prepares For Action Again
Christopher Cosmos hired to write new screenplay
Rosamund Pike Joins The Deep Blue Good-By
Starring with Christian Bale
Blake Lively And Jason Clarke Say All I See Is You
Marc Forster's new psychological drama
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
06 February 2015
First Trailer For The Poltergeist Reboot
They're heeeeeere. Again.
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
20 Feet From Stardom (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Way Way Back (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Empire Star Rating
The Sitter (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Cowboys & Aliens
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Rockwell To Deliver Sweet Baby Jesus?
Co-starring with Pixie Lott

25 May 2010  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

He played several immaculate conceptions in Moon, and now, according to Deadline, Sam Rockwell is circling the role of Sweet Baby Jesus' father Joe, starring alongside Brit popstress Pixie Lott, who's already signed up as the modern-day Mary.

The new Nativity is being set up as a French/British co-production. The jist is that Joe and his pregnant girlfriend Mary are on their way to Bethlehem, Maryland when they get swept up in a media furore over a Second Coming. Kim Cattrall will be playing Mary's mother Darlene (Mary's parents aren't mentioned at all in the Bible, but the Apocrypha names her mother as Anne, fact fans), and Bette Midler will show up to tell the pair that there's no room at the inn.

Lauded for Moon, and fresh off Iron Man 2, it's not immediately clear what might attract Rockwell* to the project, which will be directed by Peter Hewitt (Garfield). Perhaps he had the same response to Steve Blair's screenplay as producer Philippe Rebboah: "I loved it. It made me laugh out loud." Hopefully more than once.

Shooting starts in August, and will take place in Maryland and Ireland.

*Just, really, an enormous fan of Empire's 'Pint of Milk' interview slot 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Paramount Opening Hasbro Factory?
Rumours of a multi-toy story…
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

Oh no...
In fact the more I read the article, I know this is what it's going to be. Sweet baby Jesus? Very common colloquial Irish way of declaring astonishment. Kim Cattrall? Already did a half decent - half bollix job of an Irish accent with Brendan Gleeson in The Tiger's Tail... Please don't be right, please don't be right, please don't be right... More

Posted by tady at 10:35 on 25 May 2010 | Report This Post

Ireland!?!?!?!?!?!
Is anyone else worried about the fact it's being filmed here!? Names like Joe, Mary and Anne are pretty common as muck here (for the very epiphanaic reasons mentioned in the storyline)... Please don't let them all have Hollywood Oirish accents... Please. Sam, for the sake of all that's good and Duncan Jones, DON'T DO IT!!! More

Posted by tady at 10:30 on 25 May 2010 | Report This Post

Sam Rockwell instantly makes any film better
Even the shite ones. And Pixie Lott? Well, she's very pretty. Though I have massive reservations about a producer who says things like "It made me laugh out loud." Surely that's just a normal laugh? If he'd of actually said "L.O.L." I'd expect Rockwell to destroy him. More

Posted by captainamazing at 09:26 on 25 May 2010 | Report This Post

Sam Rockwell instantly makes any film better
Even the shite ones. And Pixie Lott? Well, she's very pretty. Though I have massive reservations about a producer who says things like "It made me laugh out loud." Surely that's just a normal laugh? If he'd of actually said "L.O.L." I'd expect Rockwell to destroy him. More

Posted by captainamazing at 09:19 on 25 May 2010 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

The Oscars: Who Won What?
The winners, the losers, the dresses, the suits...

The Empire Podcast Oscars 2015 Special
The team's take on the 87th Academy Awards

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Robert Downey Jr. On Age Of Ultron
Tomorrow: Mark Ruffalo talks Bruce Banner...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)