Hugh Jackman Set to Get Holy as 'Apostle Paul' for Affleck & Damon

April 1, 2015
Source: Deadline

Hugh Jackman

Over the past few years, there has been a growing number of faith-based projects aimed at pulling in the church crowd who will pile into a theaters by the busload. Most of them have been feeble efforts in the past, but lately there have been some known talents taking roles in these film (see Little Boy or Heaven is for Real). Now Warner Bros. is getting into the game with Apostle Paul, a new project that will put Hugh Jackman into the title role of the Jewish man who preached the word of God to the Roman. Jackman is also set to produce along with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon by way of their Pearl Street production arm.

Deadline reports Jennifer Todd will also produce along with Pearl Street along with Chris Clarke, who helped get the project going. As for how much of Paul's life will be covered in the script by Matt Cook (Triple Nine), that remains to be seen. The apostle was not one of the original 12, but was converted on the Road to Damascus when Christ came to him. There's also story about Paul being blinded by a great, white light, only to be healed by prayer later. He was also one of the pivotal messengers when it came to spreading the word of God in Rome and is credited with writing 14 of 27 books in the New Testament. He's definitely a big deal. Sounds like an interesting role for Jackman, but we'll see if the film attracts general audiences beyond those who are avid church-goers. What do you think?

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It's not about pulling in the church crowd, it's about getting people who don't know the Lord interested in him, like you. Especially at this time of year, the time of year when Jesus gave his life to save our sorry souls.

Angry Lester on Apr 1, 2015


Sounds good. I do enjoy a good biblical story.

DAVIDPD on Apr 1, 2015


Love Wolverine, but I tend to love Hugh's other performances even more.

avconsumer2 on Apr 2, 2015


Sounds like a winner to me.

TXSteadyEddie on Apr 2, 2015


Christians vs. Muslims have murdered uncounted millions in the name of Jesus or Allah, and if you haven't noticed the US is still fighting those same wars today! So, no, I won't be supporting superstition, and fear, and hatred! No thank you!

JSintheStates on Apr 2, 2015


Long overdue. This story needs to be told.

Why? on Apr 2, 2015


certainley interrested and the apostel paul is responsible for spreading the words of jesus and no one else! Nowadays he will be locked up because darwin's theory doesn't need apostels because it's the truth! That said;jesus is a very very special person and the biggest personality ever!

ari smulders on Apr 3, 2015

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