Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado stars as Jesus in Son of God, but Eduardo Verastegui voices Jesus in the Spanish language film. (Twentieth Century Fox)
Twentieth Century Fox is releasing the upcoming feature film Son of God in a limited number of U.S. theaters in Spanish language day and date with the nationwide theatrical release on February 28, 2014.
“It has always been important for us to share the story of Jesus with as wide an audience as possible. While more than 15 million viewers saw The Bible on television, we always knew that there was a large, very important part of the audience who were not able to enjoy it because of the language barrier,” said producer Mark Burnett.
The movie trailer in Spanish is available.
The Spanish language release of Son of God will feature the voices of popular Latino actors Eduardo Verastegui (Bella, The Butterfly Circus) as Jesus, Blanca Soto (Porque El Amor Manda, Eva Luna) as Mary Magdalene, Jacqueline Bracamontes (Host of “La Voz Mexico,” Sortilegio) as Martha, and Karyme Lozano (For Greater Glory, Quiero Amarte) as Claudia.
“I’m so excited to be part of this all-star cast of top Latino actors on this project,” said Verastegui. “It is such an honor to work with the filmmakers who care about reaching the Hispanic audience on this deeper level.”
But it also includes Giovanna Acha (Beverly Hills Chihuahua) as Young Mary, Latin Grammy Award winner Alexander Acha as Joseph, Adal Ramones (Saving Private Perez, “Bailando por un Sueño”) as Simon, Carlos Ponce (Rio, Couples Retreat) as Thomas and Academy Award® nominated Adriana Barraza (Babel) as Mother Mary.
“It´s truly marvelous news that this film will be released simultaneously in the United States in both English and Spanish,” said Barraza.
Verastegui also serves as Executive Producer of the Spanish language version of the film.
“Son of God is the perfect film for the entire family to enjoy together so by releasing it in Spanish with English subtitles the whole family – from the grandparents who might only speak Spanish, to the bilingual and English dominant younger generation – can share the experience together,” said producer Roma Downey.