According to Variety.com, the success of The Passion of The Christ has inspired another film about the last hours in the life of Jesus Christ. Only in the indie production Color of the Cross, Jesus is… wait for it… black!
The producers chose to cast a black actor as Jesus
for artistic reasons for cheap publicity, which is fine by me. I’m used to Hollywood remaking classic movies with an ethnic spin, I’m just curious how far they’re going to take this one. Will Steve Harvey be prominently involved? How about Anthony Anderson? If they’re going to do it, they better do it right.
Here’s how I would cast it.
- Jesus – Cedric The Entertainer
- Peter – Nick Cannon
- The Three Wisemen – Run DMC
- Judas -Zeus from No Holds Barred
- Mary – The chick from Martin
- John – Steve Harvey
- Pontius Pilate – Omarion from B2K
Now, I’m not saying it would be a great film… however, I GUARANTEE it’d have the best soundtrack of any motion picture revolving around Jesus EVER. Somebody get Blackstreet on the phone right away.