‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ Star Elodie Yung Joins ABC Pilot ‘Of Kings and Prophets’ (Exclusive)

Actress joins the biblical project from the writers of film “Exodus: Gods and Kings”

Last Updated: March 27, 2015 @ 4:13 PM

Elodie Yung has been cast on ABC’s biblical drama pilot “Of Kings and Prophets,” TheWrap has learned exclusively.

The epic Biblical saga about faith, ambition and betrayal is told through the eyes of a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd on a collision course with destiny.

Yung will play Rizpah, the royal concubine to King Saul (Ray Winstone), a major recurring role if ABC orders the pilot to series.

The actress has appeared in feature films “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” and stars in the upcoming film “Gods of Egypt” opposite Gerard Butler and directed by Alex Proyas.

In addition to Winstone, Yung joins previously announced “Of Kings and Prophets” cast members Haaz Sleiman, Mohammad Bakri, Maisie Richardson‐Sellers and Oliver Rix. Yung also tested for the role of Wonder Woman in the upcoming “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which ultimately went to Gal Gadot.

Written by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage (“Accepted,” “Exodus: Gods and Kings”), the pilot is produced by ABC Studios and executive produced by Jason Reed, Reza Aslan and Mahyad Tousi. Jeffrey Nachmanoff (“Chicago Fire,” “Homeland”) is set to direct.

Gersh, Generate, Tara Kole and Independent (UK) represent Yung.