Mel Gibson rumoured to play Christ
Mel Gibson is reported to be considering playing Jesus Christ in a new film.
The actor is a Catholic and is said to have been talking to theologians and looking for film locations.
The Catholic newspaper Avvenire reports the film will be called Passion and could be shot in southern Italy.
Before that Gibson is committed to playing the lead role in the movie version of the hit TV series The Singing Detective.
Gibson gira a Matera un kolossal su Gesł (Avvenire 2/8/02) | translation
Mel Gibson hits out at Church over sex abuse (2/8/02)
5 Aug 2002