(GOSPELHERALD) — Set to open just weeks before Easter, the groundbreaking Biblical epic Risen examines the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ like it’s never been seen before — from the perspective of an unbelieving soldier.
Starring Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, and Cliff Curtis, Risen isn’t your typical “Jesus” movie: the film is seen through the eyes of Clavius, an ambitious Roman tribune, who is charged by Pontius Pilate to investigate the rumors of the risen Jesus and locate his body in an attempt to prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.
“It’s a story we know and love but from a completely different angle,” Rich Peluso, senior vice president of AFFIRM Films, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, told The Gospel Herald in an exclusive interview. “We all know the story of Jesus meeting up with Cleopas on the road, but a few miles away in Jerusalem Caiaphas, the High Priest, and Pilate had to be wondering where the body went and tried to squash what they viewed as an uprising. Risen takes you through that journey on the other side of the story while still glimpsing the Gospel story.”