The Nativity Story (2006)

SYNOPSIS

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

CAST (in alphabetical order; click on name to visit website)

Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand and Fog, 24)
Aghdashloo plays Elizabeth, cousin of Mary and mother of John the Baptist.
Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith)
Castle-Hughes plays Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Ciaran Hinds (Jason and the Argonauts, Phantom of the Opera, Munich)
Hinds plays King Herod.
Oscar Isaac (Guerrilla, All About the Benjamins)
Isaac plays Joseph, the betrothed of Mary.
Alexander Siddig (Kingdom of Heaven, Syriana, Hannibal)
Sid plays the archangel Gabriel.
Shaun Toub (Crash, Broken Arrow)
Toub plays Joaquim, father of Mary.

FILMING

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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