Multiple outlets are reporting that Sigourney Weaver (‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes,’ ‘Alien’), ‘Breaking Bad’ star Aaron Paul, John Turturro (‘Somewhere Tonight,’ ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’), and Ben Kingsley (‘Eliza Graves,’ ‘Iron Man 3’) have been added to the cast of Ridley Scott’s upcoming Biblical epic, ‘Exodus.’
Starring Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as the Egyptian pharoah Ramses II, the film follows the story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt into the Sinai desert and eventually to their Promised Land.
Variety has Turturro and Weaver playing Ramses’ parents, Seti and Tuya, while Paul will portray Joshua, a Hebrew slave. Deadline is hearing that Kingsley is in talks to join the cast as a Hebrew scholar.
Production is gearing up for a September start date, with filming to take place in England, Spain and Morocco. Scott will be helming the project from a script by Steve Zallian, Adam Cooper and Bill Collage.