Al Noor Holdings Backs $150M Film on Mohammed

Challenge for English-language feature: Skirting Islam’s ban on depicting the prophet.

Last Updated: November 1, 2009 @ 4:33 PM

Qatari media company Al Noor Holdings used Sunday’s closing of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival to announce its launch into the movie biz with a $150 million feature about the Prophet Mohammed, to be produced by Barrie Osborne ("The Lord of the Rings," "The Matrix").

Osborne and Al Noor execs are in discussions with a number of studios, distributors and agencies about boarding the English-language project.

Read more at Variety.