|Release Date: December 1, 2006
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Starring: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Oscar Isaac, Hiam Abbass, Shaun Toub, Alexander Siddig, Said Amadis with Ciaran Hinds and Shohreh Aghdashloo
THE NATIVITY STORY chronicles the arduous journey of two people, Mary and Joseph, a miraculous pregnancy, and the history-defining birth of Jesus. This dramatic and compelling story comes to life in a major motion picture starring Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider) as Mary and Oscar-nominee Shoreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand and Fog) and Oscar Isaac (Syriana) in supporting roles. THE NATIVITY STORY is directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown) from a screenplay by Mike Rich (Finding Forrester, The Rookie). It is scheduled for a December 1, 2006 release. (from New Line Cinema)
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The Nativity Story
Aghdashloo plays Elizabeth, cousin of Mary and mother of John the Baptist.
Castle-Hughes plays Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Hinds plays King Herod.
Isaac plays Joseph, the betrothed of Mary.
Sid plays the archangel Gabriel.
Toub plays Joaquim, father of Mary.
Production is scheduled to begin May 1, 2006 and wrap in July 2006. Filming locations include Italy and Morocco. (from IMDb)
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