“I salute you marie“, a modern biblical fantasy that upsets the mythology of Mary and Joseph, is in preparation.
Actor of the “House of Gucci” jack huston and Angela Sarafyane of “Westworld” will star in the film, which is currently in production in Mexico City. Other cast members include newcomers Natalia del Riego and Benny Emmanuel.
Rosemary Rodriguez, whose credits include “Peacemaker,” “The Walking Dead,” and “Acts of Worship,” directs “Hail Mary” from a script by Knate Lee (“Jackass Forever,” “New Mutants”).
“Hail Mary” is described as a retelling of the story of Mary and Joseph, which promises to alter “everything you thought you believed in”.
Here is the official logline: “Maria (Riego) is an immigrant from Belize who becomes mysteriously pregnant. She follows the North Star, attempting to cross a closed US border. She is pursued by the devil’s right-hand man, Baal (Huston). Jose (Emmanuel), a scrappy carpenter who helps him, has built a tunnel under the Rio Grande for the cartels. ICE and US Border Protection go on the hunt. The film culminates in an epic battle between Archangel Gabrielle (Sarafyan), who provides protection for Maria when Baal shows up ready to ensure the Second Coming goes his way.
“This casting itself is a dream,” Rodriguez says. “Natalia Del Riego brings raw and authentic emotions to Maria; Benny is the zest for life as Jose; Jack twists our idea of the devil Baal to be not only dangerous, but fun, charismatic, and curious; and Angela brings otherworldly grace to warrior Archangel Gabrielle. It’s hard not to encourage them all.
Karina Miller of Sparkhouse Media is producing the film.
“‘Hail Mary’ is an important story about migration and displacement that encourages people to think about how they treat their fellow human beings, but it’s also a great fun ride. Our goal with the film is to open people’s minds by entertaining them,” says Miller.
Sparkhouse Media and its partners are preparing and financing the film. CAA Media Finance takes over the US rights. Sherborne Media provides specialist funding with executive producers Alastair Burlingham, Gary Raskin and Danny Chan.
Jack Huston is represented by UTA and 111 Media. Angela Sarafyan is represented by Innovative Artists and Management 360. Natalia del Riego is represented by CESD and UNTITLED. Benny Emmanuel is represented by Bridge Works Entertainment. Rosemary Rodriguez is represented by CAA and Anonymous Content. Knate Lee is portrayed by Jackoway Austen Tyerman.
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