Exodus Update (Mania.com)

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Source: Variety

The next Ridley Scott production is Exodus. The film is a retelling of Moses leading the Hebrews out of Egypt. Joel Edgerton (The Great Gasby) has now been signed to play Ramses. He will play opposite Christian Bale’s (The Dark Knight Trilogy) Moses. Shooting begins this September. 

Synopsis: “In the Book of Exodus, Moses was born as a Hebrew at a time when the Pharaoh had commanded that male Hebrew children be drowned. The infant Moses was set adrift on the Nile in a basket, rescued by the Pharaoh’s daughter and raised in the royal family as a brother to the future Pharoah. According to the Biblical story, the adult Moses was commanded by God to go to Egypt and deliver the Hebrews from bondage”.

Exodus is slated for a December 12th, 2014 release.