Cast & Credits:
Release Date: December 12, 2014
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Ridley Scott
Screenwriter: Steve Zallian
Starring: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley
Genre: Action, Adventure
Runtime: 142 mins.
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for violence including battle sequences and intense images)
Websites: http://ExodusGodsandKings.com | https://www.facebook.com/exodusmovie
Tagline: Once Brothers, Now Enemies
From acclaimed director Ridley Scott ("Gladiator," "Prometheus") comes the epic adventure "Exodus: Gods and Kings," the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. sing state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Did You Know?
Darren Aronofsky originally wanted Christian Bale to play the title role in Noah (2014) but Bale had to decline due to scheduling conflicts. The role ultimately went to Russell Crowe, a frequent Ridley Scott collaborator. Bale was later cast as Moses, another biblical figure, in this Scott-helmed feature.
Joel Edgerton found out about getting the role of Rhamses when he received multiple congratulatory emails from people who had heard about his casting online.
The film was originally called simply "Exodus", but it later received the subtitle "Gods and Kings" because 20th Century Fox could not procure the rights for "Exodus" alone from MGM, who owns the rights through the unrelated film Exodus (1960).
In an interview with Esquire magazine, Ridley Scott called religion "the biggest source of evil", explaining, "Everyone is tearing each other apart in the name of their personal god. And the irony is, by definition, they're probably worshiping the same god".
In another interview, Scott claimed that being an atheist was a good quality for directing a Biblical story "because I've got to convince myself the story works."
Ben Kingsley who will play the character "Nun" in this film, portrayed Moses in the film "Moses" (1995) where Ben Kingsley rescues the Jewish people from Egyptian slavery.