The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ is a story that has been told countless times, but director Kevin Reynolds (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Waterworld) has managed to find a new angle on it with his historical epic Risen.
The movie stars Joseph Fiennes as Clavius, a powerful Roman Centurion who is ordered by Pontius Pilate to investigate the rumors of Jesus’ resurrection when it is discovered that his body has gone missing from its resting place.
Along with his faithful aide Lucius (Tom Felton), he interrogates various people in an effort to get to the truth and finds many people who are beyond convinced that the Messiah is indeed walking the earth again. When Clavius comes face to face with the truth, it forever changes him and makes him a believer in a way he never could have expected.
Recently, the press day for Risen was held in Los Angeles and while there we landed an exclusive interview with Cliff Curtis, who plays Jesus (or Yeshua, as he’s referred to here). The actor spoke about how he approached the role, what he wanted to get across with his portrayal and much more.
Check out what he had to say in the video above and be sure to catch Risen when it hits theatres this Friday!