Exodus, the epic biblical film directed by Ridley Scott, is expanding its cast. Deadline reported this afternoon that the film was adding an array of actors to its cast, including an Oscar winner and two-time Emmy winner.
20th Century Fox and director Ridley Scott have set four more stars for Exodus, the Biblical epic that already has Christian Bale set to star as Moses and Joel Edgerton as the Egyptian pharoah Ramses II. Ben Kingsley is in talks to play a Hebrew scholar, John Turturro is set to play Seti, father of the Pharoah Ramses, Sigourney Weaver is set to play Ramses’ mother Tuya, and Emmy-winning Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul is negotiating to play Joshua, the Hebrew slave who leads the people into the promised land after Moses.
The Hebrew scholar appears to be a role that is new to this rendition rather than one seen in previous renditions of the biblical story.
After watching Paul in Breaking Bad for a few seasons now, it is very hard to imagine him playing Joshua.
The screenplay for the biblical epic was written by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage. A rewrite was done by Steve Zaillian. Peter Chernin of Chernin Entertainment and Scott are producing.