You had me at Christian Bale.
According to multiple sources, Christian Bale has signed on to play Moses in “Exodus,” an upcoming Ridley Scott movie based on the second book of the Bible.
Bale will take on the role of Moses, while Joel Edgerton will take the role of Egyptian pharaoh Ramses in the Old Testament depiction. Filming is said to begin in September, and will shoot throughout Spain, Morocco and England.
“Exodus” is Scott’s next project, following this year’s “The Counselor” and 2012’s “Prometheus.” The script comes from Oscar winner Steve Zaillian (“Schindler’s List,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”). If the movie follows the Book of Exodus closely, it will depict Moses being raised by the pharoah’s daughter and becoming a prophet, eventually leading the enslaved Israelites out of Egypt and receiving the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai.
Bale’s turn as Moses marks another Old Testament figure coming to life at the hands of an acclaimed director. Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” hits theaters in March 2014 and stars Russell Crowe as the titular ark builder.
I can’t wait for ‘Noah’ AND ‘Exodus’!