Brad Pitt As Pontius Pilate?

I’ve always said, “The only thing the passion story is missing is a little sex appeal.”

So glad the folks in Hollywood finally recognized that too.

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Brad Pitt Eyes Pontius Pilate Lead

First announced last year, Warner Bros. has plans to bring to the screen the life story of Pontius Pilate, the 1st century Roman prefect who authorized the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Today, Deadline reports that Brad Pitt is eyeing the leading role.

The screenplay, from Woman on Top and Tortilla Soup screenwriter Vera Blasi, is said to offer a human look at the religious figure and, according to Blasi, is primarily based in historical fact, detailing Pilate’s life up until the fateful order.

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