Starring Brad Pitt as Pontius Pilate?!?

By Rick Hiebert All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission

No one can say that Hollywood is a boring place, eh?

It seems that Bible-themed films might be a bit of a trend these days. The latest idea is that Brad Pitt is perhaps set to play Pontius Pilate in a movie.

That wouldn’t seem like the nicest part for a star like Pitt to play, but the linked article suggests that Pilate may be treated sympathetically.

Tip of the hat to this reporter, who is quite the wag:

“…Pitt hasn’t committed to the role and could still wash his hands of the project…”

And Nicolas Cage might have another name actor of sorts to join him in that remake of Left Behind. Chad Michael Murray, of One Tree Hill fame. I’ve read speculation that he would play the “Buck” part while Cage would play the “Rayford Steele” role.

This leads me to remember Jack Warner’s alleged remark when he heard that Ronald Reagan was running for governor of California. “No, no, Jimmy Stewart for governor; Ronald Reagan for best friend.”


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2 Responses to Starring Brad Pitt as Pontius Pilate?!?

  1. Mark Byron says:

    Pilate can be played as a politician trying to do the right thing when he could, but bowing to pressure to do the wrong-but-popular thing. He was trying to wriggle out of punishing Jesus, since Pilate didn’t have a good legal reason to punish Him, but sacrificed Jesus (figuratively) to keep a riot from starting, not knowing that Jesus was being literally sacrificed via his actions.

    It’s interesting watching the folks who were the dashing romantic leads in the 1980s and 1990s starting to play the elder-statesmen roles; not quite as jarring as the ingenues of those eras playing moms now, but bracing nonetheless.

  2. Rick Hiebert says:

    I agree with Mark, FWIW…

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