Skip to comments.Esther's glory: Biblical epic to hit theaters
Posted on 09/19/2006 8:19:27 AM PDT by Alouette
Screen legends Peter OToole, Omar Sharif in all-star cast of One Night With The King
Every Jewish child knows who Queen Esther was, now it's time for entire world to know: On October 13, Gener8Xion Entertainments One Night With the King opens in over 850 theatres in select cities across the United States.
Starring silver screen legends Peter OToole and Omar Sharif, along with the renowned John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the Rings trilogy), Luke Goss (Blade II, ZigZag), John Noble (Lord of the Rings: Return of the King), Tommy Tiny Lister (Next Friday), James Callis (Bridget Jones Diary, Battlestar Galactica), Jonah Lotan (24, The Jacket) and Hollywood new-comer Tiffany Dupont, this impressive motion picture chronicles the amazing life of Esther, one of the Bibles most beloved and courageous heroes.
Based on the best-selling novel Hadassah: One Night With The King by Tommy Tenney and Mark Andrew Olsen, this dramatic big-screen adaptation chronicles a young womans rise from peasant to princess, her courageous role in the redemption of her people from destruction and death, and her winning of the love of the most powerful man in the kingdom - by seeking his heart rather than the riches of his kingdom.
One Night With The King is a story of divine destiny, explained the films producer Matthew Crouch, Chairman and CEO of Gener8Xion Entertainment. Hadassah was a poor, unknown peasant girl, an orphan, an outcast from a distant land, who went on to become queen of a powerful empire. Her poignant story proves that anyone, no matter their circumstances, can rise to greatness when guided by the hand of destiny.
The lush color and vigorous landscape seen throughout the movie can only be captured in a classic old-world setting, ripe with millennia of history, noted Crouch. One Night With The King is rich with mystical allure, suspense, intrigue, and political intrigue within unparalleled drama. Its an unforgettable love story set in a world of adventure and it appeals to people of all faiths.
One Night With The King was produced by Matthew and Laurie Crouch, and directed by Michael O. Sajbel. The screenplay was written by Stephan Blinn. Also produced by Richard J. Cook, Stephen Blinn and Lawrence Mortorff. Director of photography for the film was Steven Bernstein, A.S.C.
Gener8Xion Entertainment first won the acclaim of audiences and critics alike with 1999 runaway hit The Omega Code, named that years top limited release motion picture by Hollywoods Daily Variety.
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I'm wondering if Haman will be "hung from his own gallows" or just whacked..............ala The Sopranos?.........
Never heard of it.
Gawd, I thought O'Toole was long dead. Did a search and he's still kicking.
O'Toole must be cast as Mordecai, Esther's cousin......
He's only in his mid 70s.
I wonder if Omar Sharif is cast as the Emperor? And does he play Bridge?.........
Omar Sharif is also a world class Bridge player........even writes a column............
This movie has been in the making for years - my aunt gave me the book a couple of years ago.
It's great, I'm looking forward to the movie.
It's definitely worth checking out.
I haven't heard of this movie, but the "Veggie Tales" version my children has is great. ;) I hope this plays somewhere near me, I would love to see it.
Next thing, we need a movie about Jael and Sisera.
Well, accurate so far as their limited understanding permits (being unfortunately ignorant of Jewish oral tradition).
For example, why wouldn't the movie be released nearer to Purim?
Actually, John Rhys-Davies is Mordecai! This is a great story in the Bible. I hope they do it justice on the screen. And I really, really like JRD.
Then O'Toole is who?........
The old "Tent peg" through the head was an intresting form of "whacking" a bad guy, no? LOL!
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