Acclaimed Motion Picture “THE GOSPEL OF JOHN” Airs on TBN
“Thought-Provoking Entertainment” --- The Associated Press
(LOS ANGELES) -- Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) announced its plans to air the critically acclaimed motion picture “THE GOSPEL OF JOHN” in its entirety, with no commercial interruptions, September 21 at 7:00 pm, Pacific Standard Time.
The Gospel of John considered by many to be the best-loved of the four Gospels, comes vividly to life in this faithful and powerful film dramatization. “THE GOSPEL OF JOHN” is an accurate Biblical account of the life of Jesus Christ as told by the apostle John and narrated by the internationally acclaimed Canadian actor “Christopher Plummer,” a veteran of over 80 motion pictures.
Plummer, no stranger to the genre of Biblical cinema, says he welcomed the opportunity to participate in the word-for-word version of “THE GOSPEL OF JOHN” as the film's narrator. According to Plummer, he was absolutely riveted to the story in the film. For many, it's part of their childhood, yet for the first time it seemed totally fresh and new to me, relates Plummer.
“THE GOSPEL OF JOHN” features 75 principle actors and over 2,000 extra’s and hosts such notable talent as “Henry Ian Cusick” in the lead role as Jesus Christ.
Cusick. who brings a uniquely touching and human portrayal of Jesus Christ to the screen in “THE GOSPEL OF JOHN” was born in Peru, raised in Trinidad and Scotland, and now resides in England with his wife Annie and their three boys - Elias, Lucas and Esau. The film also stars Daniel Kash as Simon Peter; Stephen Russell as Pontius Pliate and Scott Handy in the role of John the Baptist.
“THE GOSPEL OF JOHN” was produced by Visual Bible International Inc. in association with Garth H. Drabinsky and Joel Michaels. The film was directed by Philip Saville and adapted for the screen by screenwriter John Goldsmith.
“THE GOSPEL OF JOHN” musical score was created by composer Jeff Danna and Nicholas Dodd, the orchestrator and conductor and features a variety of ancient musical instruments that originated more than 2,000 years ago, including the Shofar (ram’s horn).
“THE GOSPEL OF JOHN” which opened on September 26, of 2003 in select theatres across the US, has been considered by “some” in pastoral circles to have been the pre-cursor to Mel Gibsons hugely successful the “Passion of the Christ” which made box office history in 2004.
For more information on “THE GOSPEL OF JOHN” visit TBN at http://www.tbn.org/index.php/2/4/p/555.html or the films official website at www.gospelofjohnthefilm.com
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