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Al Noor Holdings Backs $150M Film on Mohammed

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

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.