- Feb 27, 2020
The film’s director hopes the film will help viewers see biblical figures like Paul as real people, “not beautiful statues with halos on their heads” and books like Acts and Paul’s letters as “lived experience,” not something that came from a “preachy, heady space.”
With the new movie “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” Eric Groth, one of the film’s executive producers, said, “it was real important to tell the story of God’s mercy.”
Jim Caviezel is best known for playing Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson’s 2004 film “The Passion of the Christ.” Most recently, he he played John Reese on the CBS series “Person of Interest.” He says St. John Paul II, and his 1999 Letter to Artists, had a great influence on his artistic career.
“This extraordinary film highlights the sort of transformations that are possible in individual lives that embrace the way of mercy, forgiveness and reconciliation,” said Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson in a statement.