The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Sony Pictures has set Jeymes Samuel’s biblical times epic, The Book of Clarence, for cinematic release on the 22nd September 2023.
Inspired by Hollywood epics set in biblical times, the film focuses on a down-on-his-luck denizen of Jerusalem who attempts to capitalise on the influence of the Messiah for his own personal gain. It’s a journey that instead leads him on an exploration of the idea of faith.
As well as writing, directing, and composing the film, Samuel also serves as producer alongside Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter, James Lassiter and Tendo Nagenda. Garrett Grant serves as executive producer. Sony Pictures will be releasing the film via its deal with Legendary Pictures.
The Book of Clarence stars LaKeith Stanfield, Omar Sy, RJ Cyler, Benedict Cumberbatch, James McAvoy, Anna Diop, Teyana Taylor, David Oyelowo, Alfre Woodard, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Caleb McLaughlin, Babs Olusanmokun, Eric Kofi-Abrefa, Nicholas Pinnock, Micheal Ward, Chase Dillon, Tom Glynn-Carney and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor.