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Nicolas Cage to Explore Jesus’ Childhood in Lotfy Nathan’s Upcoming Genre Film ‘THE CARPENTER’S SON’

The upcoming horror film The Carpenter’s Son is set to begin filming this summer. The movie, which explores Jesus’ childhood, features an all-star cast including Nicolas Cage and Noah Jupe (“Benjamin Franklin,” A Quiet Place), and is being directed by acclaimed Egyptian-American filmmaker Lotfy Nathan (Harka, 12 O’Clock Boys). Additional cast members include FKA twigs (soon to be seen in Rupert Sanders’ adaptation of The Crow) and Souheila Yacoub (Dune: Part Two).

Deadline reports that Nathan’s script for the movie draws inspiration from the apocryphal Infancy Gospel of Thomas, a text believed to have originated in the 2nd century AD and recounting tales of Jesus’ early years. The official synopsis for the film reads: “The Carpenter’s Son tells the dark story of a family hiding out in Roman Egypt. The son, known only as ‘the Boy’, is driven to doubt by another mysterious child and rebels against his guardian, the Carpenter, revealing inherent powers and a fate beyond his comprehension. As he exercises his own power, the Boy and his family become the target of horrors, natural and divine.”

Jupe will play “the Boy,” and FKA twigs “the Mother,” while Cage will star in the title role of “the Carpenter.”

The film will be shopped around for distribution at this year’s Cannes Film Festival which is right around the corner, runnning from May 14-25.

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