Oscar Isaac to lend his voice to Jesus Christ in The King of Kings

He adds to the existing voice cast that includes Kenneth Branagh, Uma Thurman, Roman Griffin Davis, and Forest Whitaker
Oscar Isaac to lend his voice to Jesus Christ in The King of Kings

Earlier, we reported that a film titled The King of Kings, inspired by the Charles Dickens short story The Life of Our Lord, is in development at Mofac Animation. Now, it is learnt that Oscar Isaac has joined the film as the voice actor of Jesus Christ. The actor adds to the existing voice cast that includes Kenneth Branagh as Charles Dickens, Uma Thurman as Catherine Dickens, Roman Griffin Davis as the Dickens' son Walters, and Forest Whitaker as the apostle Peter. The film is directed by Spartacus fame Seong-ho Jang from a Jang and Rob Edwards screenplay as well as produced by Anfernee Kim.

It follows Dickens and his youngest son Walters as they read the story of Jesus and get so involved in it with their cat Willa. “A film capturing the epic life of Jesus Christ warrants a stellar cast, and our actors announced to date – Oscar Isaac, Forest Whitaker, Kenneth Branagh, Uma Thurman and Roman Griffin Davis – is impressive by any measure,” stated producer Kim, while adding, “Isaac perfectly captures the impactful delivery of Jesus, and Whitaker expertly embodies the complicated aspects of Peter.”

The film is executive produced by Jamie Thomason and Andrew Mann. Mofac Animation is looking for distributors for it.

Isaac voiced Miguel O'Hara in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and will play the same role in its sequel Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse. He is now working for Netflix's Frankenstein adaptation directed by Guillermo del Toro.

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