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Oscar Isaac, Forest Whittaker sign on for Mofac’s animated The King of Kings film

The story of Jesus Christ (by way of Charles Dickens) adds two more heavy hitters, featuring Oscar Isaac as The King of Kings.


We’ve been telling you about The King of Kings for a little while now, and every info drop from Korean studio Mofac Animation makes it look even better. The story, if you’re unaware, is a retelling of the story of Jesus Christ Himself, but with a big twist. There’s another part to this narrative, as it also works in author Charles Dickens, via one of his lesser known short-stories.

Mofac maintains that there will be an all-star cast for the animated film, and it definitely looks like that’s going to be the case. So far we’ve seen Kenneth Branagh (cast as Dickens) and Uma Thurman added, and now we’ve got the movie’s Christ. A huge fan favorite, a Golden Globe winner, and the current star of Moon Knight, Oscar Isaac will headline the film as Jesus. He’ll be joined by fellow Star Wars alumni Forest Whitaker, who’s been cast as the voice of none other than Peter the Apostle.

“A film capturing the epic life of Jesus Christ warrants a stellar cast, and our actors announced to date – Oscar Isaac, Forest Whitaker, Kenneth Branagh, Uma Thurman and Roman Griffin Davis – is impressive by any measure,” says producer Anfernee Kim. “Oscar perfectly captures the impactful delivery of Jesus, and Forest’s vocal performance expertly embodies the complicated aspects of Peter.”

Mofac Animation press release

Directed by Seong-ho “Jay” Jang, The King of Kings doesn’t have a firm release date just yet, but will be heading to theaters some time next year.

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