‘PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST’ WITH JIM CAVIEZEL OPENS NATIONWIDE FRIDAY

WHAT: The anticipated new film PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST, a thrilling, epic story of two men who struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ and spread their message to the world.

WHO: AFFIRM Films, a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company, in association with Giving Films, presents an ODB Films production in association with Mandalay Pictures.

Starring Jim Caviezel (THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST), James Faulkner (X-MEN, Downton Abbey), Olivier Martinez (S.W.A.T.), Joanne Whalley (A.D. The Bible Continues) and John Lynch (THE SECRET GARDEN).

WHEN: In theaters Friday, March 23, 2018

SYNOPSIS: In PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST, Luke risks his life to visit Paul, who is held captive in a Roman prison under Nero’s rule. Together, they struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ and spread their message to the world.  

NEWS HOOKS:

A Real Look at Ancient Rome

PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST is a faith film that doesn’t shy away from presenting the reality of fear, danger and persecution faced by the early believers in the time of Nero . . . and their amazing acts of faith, love and service. Practicing Christian faith often meant a death sentence in ancient Rome, often brought about by horrific means. But in the face of it, the early church continued to serve. Talk to filmmakers about the bold choice of showing what life was really like for the early Christians, and what that means for us today.

Biblical Accuracy or Cinematic Drama? PAUL has both.

Creators of PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST went to great lengths to be biblically authentic in details of Paul’s life and journeys. Then they created characters to interact with him weaving drama throughout. Talk to filmmakers about the challenges and benefits of bringing a New Testament story to life for 21st century filmgoers.

MPAA RATING: PG-13 FOR SOME VIOLENT CONTENT AND DISTURBING IMAGES

DIRECTOR: Andrew Hyatt

SCREENPLAY: Andrew Hyatt

PRODUCERS: T.J. Berden, David Zelon

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Eric Groth, Rick Jackson, Harrison Powell, Jim Caviezel

FEATURED ACTORS/ROLES:

Jim Caviezel – Luke

James Faulkner – Paul

Olivier Martinez – Mauritius

Joanna Whalley – Priscilla

John Lynch – Aquila

DISTRIBUTION: AFFIRM Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment

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For interviews, contact:  Michael Conrad, Michael@Lovell-Fairchild.com, 214-616-0320