Hugh Jackman has just announced that he will be taking a major career risk by playing the lead role in the new biblical epic Apostle Paul.
The Hollywood star will play Saul of Tarsus, the biblical figure who orthodox Christians credit with being either the author or subject of one third of the New Testament. According to The Blaze, Saul is portrayed in the Bible as a persecutor of Christians who then converted and became a devout follower of Christ after meeting Jesus himself on the road to the city of Damascus.
Saul later changed his name to Paul, and became crucial in spreading the word of God. Some say that it is largely thanks to him that the religion spread all around the globe.
While details about the faith-based project are scarce, it is known that it will be produced by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Jackman.
Unfortunately, it is not easy to get Christian projects greenlighted in today’s super-liberal Hollywood. President Obama has shown countless times that he has a strongly anti-Christian agenda, and Hollywood has followed suit. We applaud Jackman, Damon, and Affleck for using their A-list status to get a Christian movie made, despite the fact that they are putting their own careers at risk.