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Paul, Apostle of Christ
Jim Caviezel as Luke and James Faulkner as Paul. (Affirm Films)

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When writer and director Andrew Hyatt began working on the film Paul, Apostle of Christ, he started the project by looking at scripture. While imprisoned during the latter days of his life, Paul was visited by Luke. Unfortunately, watching a full-length movie of two men talking to each other in a jail cell wouldn’t be too thrilling so Hyatt knew he had to go to work hard to not only tell a story of truth, but also make that story entertaining. Too many directors before him have made that very mistake.

“We committed to create a film true to the biblical account of Paul’s life but also one that is dramatic and engaging,” said Producer T.J. Berden. “The trials faced by early Christians and their faith and bravery in spite of them will amaze audiences.”

Hyatt and his crew took a large amount of time to not only get the story accurate and authentic in detail, but they also strived to create intriguing characters and dramatic scenes. Affirm Films, the studio who has brought this project to life, promises that Paul, Apostle of Christ will be a film that won’t shy away from presenting the reality of fear, danger and persecution that many believers during the time faced. Practicing Christian faith often meant a death sentence in ancient Rome and often brought about by horrific means.

“The film shows what a deadly dangerous place the Roman world was for the early Christian church, and it shows how Paul prepared the faithful to continue living out their beliefs in the face of it,” says Hyatt.



Paul, Apostle of Christ Movie
(Affirm Films)
One of the main point of the film is showing how Saul, a hater of Christians to, became Paul and began to love Christ which in turned help him to change and love Christians just as strongly as he once hated them. The earlier Saul is portrayed by Yorgos Karamihos and the elder Paul by James Faulkner. Joanne Whalley plays the role of Priscilla and John Lynch plays Aquila.

No stranger to portraying men of God, Jim Caviezel plays the role of Luke who risks his life to visit Paul while being held captive. Together, they struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ and spread their message to the world.

Paul, Apostle of Christ opens in theaters on March 23. To learn more, visit the official movie website.




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