A film based on Interview with the Vampire author Anne Rice’s novel Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt is currently in development. A film is expected to reach screens by 2015.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, FilmDistrict will distribute while Hyde Park International will handle foreign rights and a team including 1492 Pictures’ Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe and Michael Barnathan will produce. From The Hollywood Reporter:
Cyrus Nowrasteh will direct from a script that he and his wife Betsy Nowrasteh wrote. Christ the Lord is described as a fictionalized version of the story of Jesus as a young boy, who is just beginning to learn the truth about his identity and purpose.
With a U.S. distributor and financing in place, now all eyes will be on who the filmmakers will cast to play the young Jesus.
January Magazine contributing editor Tony Buchsbaum interviewed Rice in 2005 when Christ the Lord first came out. You can read that piece here.