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Watch: Jesus Is Resurrected In Trailer For Bible Movie ‘Risen’ From ‘Waterworld’ Director Kevin Reynolds

Watch: Jesus Is Resurrected In Trailer For Bible Movie 'Risen' From 'Waterworld' Director Kevin Reynolds

Next week, expect another slew of thinkpieces about faith-based audiences spending big bucks at the multiplex. Why? Well, micro-budget Christian movie “War Room,” being distributed Sony‘s faith-film outlet Affirm Films, is on track to make a sneak attack at the box office this weekend. In fact, it beat Zac Efron‘s “We Are Your Friends” in receipts on Thursday night. And not wasting a moment, Sony is using the opportunity to promote their next movie for the holy. There’s a metaphor in here somewhere about Jesus turning over the tables of the money changers in the church, but I digress…

READ MORE: Joseph Fiennes Investigates The Resurrection Of Jesus In Trailer For ‘Risen,’ Which Is Apparently Like ‘Chinatown’

Anyway, Kevin Reynolds of “Waterworld,” “Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves,” and “Fandango” fame is behind the camera for this effort that stars Joseph Fiennes as a doubting Thomas (okay, not the biblical doubting Thomas) named Clavius, who seems to spend about two hours angrily not believing in Jesus or that he rose from the dead. Seems like his problem isn’t so much a lack of faith as anger issues.

Risen” opens on January 22nd, though wouldn’t something close to Easter make more sense? Watch the new trailer below.

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