Australian director Alister Grierson has signed a deal to direct "Mary Mother of Christ," a Biblical story to be distributed in the United States by Lionsgate.
The deal was announced at the Cannes Film Festival, where Hyde Park Entertainment is currently handling international sales.
Grierson's previous films include the 3D underwater thriller "Sanctum," which was released last year, and 2006's World War II action film "Kokoda."
Benedict Fitzgerald, who co-wrote the screenplay for Mel Gibson's blockbuster "The Passion of the Christ," co-wrote "Mary Mother of Christ" with Barbara Nicolosi.
Israeli actress Odeya Rush has been cast...