In a surprising move, a major Hollywood studio will be releasing a Christmas movie in November that’s actually about Jesus Christ.
“Journey to Bethlehem” looks like a fun retelling of the birth of Jesus by Affirm Films, a division of Sony Pictures.
Fiona Palomo plays Mary and Milo Manheim is Joseph.
The popular Christian singer Lecrae is Gabriel in “Journey to Bethlehem.”
Affirm released a trailer for the film on Wednesday.
The movie looks to have a similar feel to “High School Musical,” which is not surprising, given Peter Barsocchini, the screenwriter of those productions, co-wrote the script for “Journey to Bethlehem.“
The other co-writer and director of the film is Adam Anders, who worked as a music producer on the television series “Glee,” Variety reported.
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“I have had a dream to create a Christmas musical for years and to see it come to life with a stunning cast has exceeded every expectation,” Anders told the outlet. “We could not be more excited for this film to be a classic for years to come.”
Manheim added: “I hope this music goes down in history because I’m going to be listening to it for a long time. It’s one of the best musicals I’ve ever been a part of.”
“Journey to Bethlehem” will likely introduce many people to the Christmas story who may have never heard it before.
The film opens in theaters on Nov. 10.
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