Brad Pitt is no stranger to playing larger than life figures and he might soon add another to his ever impressive resume. Deadline reports he’s circling the title role in Pontius Pilate, a Biblical epic written by Vera Blasi. The film has yet to attract a director but if the script is strong enough to pique Pitt’s interest, that’s a good thing. Read more after the jump. Read More »

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Even as Hollywood continues to churn out paranormal romances and fairy tale retellings, it’s time to brace ourselves for the next white-hot trend: Biblical epics.

The newest project to fall into this category is Pontius Pilate, an account of one of the most infamous villains of all time. In the Bible, Pilate presides over Jesus Christ’s trial. Although he’s reluctant to condemn Jesus, Pilate eventually sends him to the cross under pressure from Jewish leaders and an unruly crowd. Warner Bros. has just acquired the hot script, from Woman on Top writer Vera Blasi. More details after the jump.

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