Joseph Fiennes met Pope Francis in Vatican City today, shortly ahead of the screening of Sony Pictures' new film release RISEN at the Vatican tomorrow.
RISEN is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection and the weeks that followed, as seen through the eyes of an unbelieving Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a high-ranking Roman Military Tribune. Clavius and his aide Lucius (Tom Felton) are instructed by Pontius Pilate to ensure Jesus' radical followers don't steal his body and claim resurrection. When the body goes missing within days, Clavius sets out on a mission to locate the missing body in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.
RISEN starring Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love), Tom Felton (Harry Potter), Peter Firth ("Spooks") and Cliff Curtis (Live Free or Die Hard), and Maria Botto, and directed by Kevin Reynolds (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves), the action drama will be released in theaters nationwide on Friday, February 19, 2016.
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