Bicycle attack victim Jim Caviezel, who famously played Jesus Christ in Saint Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, and who less famously played some other characters in other movies, is going to be in a new movie called Savannah, along with Chiwetel Ejiofor (Salt). It’s called Savannah, so if you guessed that the plot of the movie involves slaves, you were right. It’s based on a true story about ““early 1900s aristocrat Ward Allen (Caviezel) who develops an unexpected partnership with freed slave Christmas Moultrie, played by Ejiofor.” Eh, it doesn’t sound as good as Manderlay.
More interesting than that is the supporting cast, which is kind of bizarre given the subject matter: It includes”30 Rock“‘s Jack McBrayer. Yeah, that’s going to be kind of distracting. Especially if he’s playing a slave. (via The Playlist)