Lionsgate Picks Up ‘Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth’

For mysterious reasons (ahem), Hollywood is largely hostile to Christian America.

And no sooner has Reza Aslan’s controversial book come out than it’s been optioned for a motion picture.

Lionsgate has picked up the screen rights to Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, the best-seller written by Dr. Reza Aslan.

“Reza Aslan has written a remarkable book that manages to bring the ancient world into contemporary relief and to make a timeless story very timely,” said Lionsgate motion picture group’s president of production Erik Feig. “We are excited to create this uniquely cinematic and immersive world for moviegoers to experience.

You can’t make this stuff up.

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