|WHAT: Columbia Pictures and LD Entertainment in Association with AFFIRM Films, RISEN–the epic retelling of the Resurrection, starring Joseph Fiennes, in theaters Feb. 19, 2016.
SYNOPSIS: RISEN is the epic biblical story of the Resurrection and the weeks that followed, as seen through the eyes of an unbelieving Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a high-ranking Roman military tribune. Clavius and his aide, Lucius (Tom Felton), are instructed by Pontius Pilate to oversee the execution of Jesus of Nazareth, and to ensure that his radical followers don’t steal the body and claim resurrection. Despite the tomb’s protection by Roman guards, the body goes missing within days. Clavius is charged to locate the missing body in order to prevent an imminent uprising in Jerusalem. Only by finding the remains of Jesus can they disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah, allowing Rome to retain control of Judea. Along Clavius’ mission, however, his doubts of such a supernatural occurrence begin to fade as he encounters the apostles and other followers while piecing together the mysterious events that unfolded after the Crucifixion.
CAST INCLUDES: Joseph Fiennes (SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, HERCULES), Tom Felton (HARRY POTTER), Peter Firth (THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, MI-5), and Cliff Curtis (Fear the Walking Dead).
DIRECTOR: Kevin Reynolds
SCREENPLAY BY: Kevin Reynolds and Paul Aiello
STORY BY: Paul Aiello
PRODUCERS: Mickey Liddell, Patrick Aiello, Pete Shilaimon
About AFFIRM Films
AFFIRM Films is a division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company, producing, acquiring and marketing films that inspire, uplift and entertain audiences. For more information go to www.AFFIRMFilms.com
About LD Entertainment
LD Entertainment is a dynamic independent studio combining entrepreneurial spirit and financial sophistication.LD has a prime presence in the motion picture marketplace as it develops, produces and strategically assembles a slate of successful films. Aware of the progressive shift in consumers’ viewing habits and emerging distribution technologies, LD Entertainment creates innovative business models and leads in shaping the entertainmentindustry’s future. For more information, go to www.LDEntertainment.com.
About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.