Aidan Turner Joins Cast of Terrence Malick’s Life of Christ Film “The Last Planet”

Hollywood filmmaker Terrence Malick is working on his next film, “The Last Planet,” which reportedly will tell the story of Jesus Christ, and he’s recruiting a star-studded cast to be part of the film.

According to reports released in the past few months, “The Last Planet” will tell the story of Christ’s life in a series of parables. The movie is currently in production in various locations in Italy and Iceland.

Aidan Turner of “The Hobbit” is the latest actor to be added to the cast, playing the role of the disciple Andrew, according to Deadline.

The actor confirmed his casting on Facebook with a link to the article announcing his participation and the caption which read, “It’s official.”

“Son of Saul” star Géza Röhrig has been cast as Jesus, and Matthias Schoenaerts (”A Hidden Life”) is set to play St. Peter. Additionally, One Big Soul revealed that Joseph Fiennes (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Douglas Booth, Alfonso Postiglione, and Lorenzo Gioiell are also in the movie.

Postiglione provided a bit more information on some of the roles in the film. He revealed on Instagram that he’s playing “the producer,” Fiennes is playing “the director,” Booth is “the writer,” and Gioiell is “the other producer.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law