Yeah, Bitch! Moses: Check Out the Killer Cast of Ridley's Scott's Biblical Flick, "Exodus"

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Yeah, Bitch! Moses: Check Out the Killer Cast of Ridley's Scott's Biblical Flick, Exodus

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | August 28, 2013 | Comments ()


Based on a screenplay by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, with rewrites by Steve Zaillian, Ridley Scott’s Exodus is centered on the Biblical narrative of Hebrew prophet Moses delivering his people out of Egyptian slavery. Ridley Scott has already amassed a fantastic cast.

Let’s take a look.

Christian Bale: Moses


Joel Edgerton: Pharaoh Ramesses II


Sigourney Weaver and John Turturro: Pharaoh Seti I and Queen Tuya, parents of Ramesses II



Ben Kingsley: A Hebrew scholar


Aaron Paul: Joshua, the Hebrew slave who leads the people into the promised land after Moses


(Source: Variety)

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  • pumpkin

    Are there people actually clamoring for this story to be told once again?

    Unless one of the plagues is aliens! I'll pass.

  • MarTeaNi

    Sorry Ridley, I don't care how you hype it, you're not tricking me into getting excited for any of your movies ever again.

  • A prophet

    There shall in that time be rumors of things going astray, and
    there shall be a great confusion as to where things really are, and
    nobody will really know where lieth those little things with the sort of
    raffia-work base, that has an attachment. At that time, a friend shall
    lose his friend's hammer, and the young shall not know where lieth the
    things possessed by their fathers that their fathers put there only just
    the night before, about eight o'clock.

  • Welp, that's the whitest bunch of Middle Easteners I've ever seen.


  • Yeah, bitch! Manna!

  • Bob Marley

    Movement of Jah people!

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Fun fact: there are youtube videos of Rameses II's mummy. Freaky. (he was 5'7")

    Fun fact: Rameses supposedly looked like this:

    Fun fact: most the plagues are explainable by *science*. There are also explanations for the parting of the Red Sea/Sea of Reeds.

    I'm always tickled when miracles are demonstrated to have a basis in fact. Much like the trances of the oracle of Delphi being possibly brought on by inhaling gas emissions. I don't think it should lessen anyone's faith - indeed, I think it can actually strengthen it. Though I think it also strengthens skeptics. So everyone wins, really.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Wasn't he also very old when he eventually died?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I think one article I read said he was in his 90s. Really, the mummy is extraordinary to look at.

    Egypt was on my travel list in early 2010, but the friend I was going to visit left early. And then travel there became a much precarious proposition. I really do hope to get there some day and feel the history in person.

  • BWeaves

    Fun Fact: They had to get Rameses a passport in order to ship him to France to determine how he died and other health issues he may have had.

  • Bert_McGurt

    Well OBVIOUSLY this is all a big secret clue from Vince Gilligan telling us that Jesse Pinkman is going to be the one to lead Walt's "slaves" into the promised land after Hank dies. Probably at the hand of Todd's anti-Semites.

    And that's why this was the trailer for this season:

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Ooooh, Bale gets to go full beard again, how exciting.

    This movie needs Lou Diamond Phillips though.

  • koko temur

    I have to say, after watching him getting silly on the soup live episode last week, i firmly believe he should be in most things. He has a a good dead pan delievery too! Im so surprised.

  • Uriah_Creep

    He was a lot of fun!

  • reanalyst

    "...Ramesses II, the Pharaoh who allegedly ruled during the Jewish exodus from Egypt."
    Allegedly? This is disputed?

  • Sarah Carlson

    It's been corrected, thanks!

  • foolsage

    Heh, timing. Yes, it is disputed; the original info was correct. There are no Egyptian historical records confirming which Pharaoh resided over the Exodus, nor is the Pharaoh in question named in the Bible. Ramses "Da Deuce" is a likely suspect (architecturally anyhow, though the timeline is a little wonky) but it's far from certain which Pharaoh was involved in this story.

  • Gauephat

    It's also far from certain whether the Exodus was an actual thing.

  • koko temur

    Just fyi, if my memory of old testement is correct, joshua did much more than leading after moses died. Moses led the people to the country and then died on the hill just outside of it due to same shady prophecy tecnicality. Joshua was tasked with actually conquering the land. He was a young and brilliant tactitian. All this is to say - aaron paul would be wearing a leather skirt and a sword for most of this. You welcome.

  • foolsage

    Yup. Joshua was a badass in the Bible: a holy man who repeatedly got major miracles from God, and a warrior and general who led the Israelites in rather a lot of important victories.

    I'll keep it brief, using bullet points.

    According to the Bible, Joshua...

    * was the only person besides Moses allowed to approach God's holiest spot (though not all the way, like Moses), where the Ten Commandments were handed over; note that Aaron, the first High Priest and the guy who actually performed many of the miracles attributed to his brother Moses, was not allowed to come this close

    * was one of the twelve spies Moses sent into Canaan to find a place for the Israelites to live, and was one of the two who told the truth (this is a looong story and led to the Israelites wandering for 40 years, but Joshua is one of the only guys not at fault, basically)

    * was literally blessed by God to be invincible

    * was appointed by God to lead after Moses' death; Moses took the Israelites to Canaan then Joshua took Canaan, so to speak

    * parted the waters of the Jordan river to let the Israelites pass, as Moses had parted the Red Sea

    * is the guy who actually WON the homeland for the Israelites, fighting many battles and almost always winning, often with miraculous help (e.g. he asked God to stop the sun and moon in the sky at the battle of Gibeon, so the Israelites could finish the battle in the daylight, and God did so)

    * was also one of the main keepers of the Ark of the Covenant (e.g. the battle of Jericho, where the Ark was used to level the city's walls)

    Edit to add: the Exodus is certainly among the most exciting of Bible stories, and Joshua is a solid role. Basically, as Moses was to civil policy, Joshua was to war. He conquered a nation. Aaron's a good choice. I hope they show the juicy bits with good FX.

  • BWeaves

    OK, so the new movie "The Butler" had to call itself "Lee Daniel's The Butler" because there was some movie from 1917 that even I haven't seen (and I've seen a lot of silent movies) that is also called "The Butler" and there could be confusion, BUT this new movie can call itself "Exodus" even though there's a very famous movie from 1960 starring Paul Freaking Newman that is also called "Exodus" and COULD be confused with this new movie?

    P.S. People gave Paul Newman flack for playing a Jew in Exodus, which is funny because he really was Jewish.

  • Classic

    Dude I still feel really wrong to this day for how sexy I found him throughout that novel. His eyes were so freaking blue!

  • tmoney

    Joel Edgerton stirs my lions. However, he is in no way Rhamses-esque.

  • marigi

    Just what the world needs, some more focus on the Bible...

  • CptCrckpot

    So Ridley Scott is going back to the fantasy well for ideas ALA Legend

  • Pajiba_Pragmatist

    That's going to be a lot of brown-face going on. Are you telling me there are no actors who at least look Semitic?

  • Pajiba_Pragmatist

    So quick time-wasting google searches turned up this possible list

    Wentworth Miller - Moses (His mother is Lebanese Syrian)
    Saïd Taghmaoui - Rhamses (he was in Lost, GI Joe, Three Kings, Kite Runner, image search him)

    Selma Hayek - Mother of Rhamses (she's Lebanese Mexican)
    Omar Metwally - Father of Rhamses (we can forgive him Twilight)

    Ben Kingsley - Hebrew Scholar (sure, he's not Arab, but he is Sir Ben Kingsley)
    Sasha Baron Cohen - Hebrew Slave (this would be a test of his range, but he could be interesting).

  • Fabius_Maximus

    I submit Alexander Siddiq as Ramses.

  • BWeaves

    Actually, I could see Sasha Baron Cohen as Akhenaten, but that would be a different movie.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    SBC also came to my mind.

  • LD

    They are not white enough./sarcasm

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    Egypt was on my travel list in early 2010, but the friend I was going to visit left early. And then travel there became a much precarious proposition. I really do hope to get there some day and feel the history in person.

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