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Christian Bale plays Moses in Ridley Scott's epic, 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

Christian Bale as Moses
Christian Bale as Moses
20th Century Fox

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is a high production, epic action adventure film about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt as led by Moses. The movie is directed by Ridley Scott ("Gladiators," "Prometheus") and stars Christian Bale ("American Hustle," "Out of the Furnace," "The Fighter," "Batman") as Moses. Joel Edgerton ("Zero Dark Thirty," "The Great Gatsby") stars as the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses.

Sigourney Weaver ("Avatar") is cast as Tuya, the wife of Egyptian Pharaoh Seti. John Turturro ("Fading Gigolo") plays Seti, and Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad") plays Joshua, the central character in the Hebrew's Bible's Book of Joshua. The all-star cast also includes Ben Kingsley as Nun the Scholar from the Tribe of Ephraim and father of Joshua, as written in the Hebrew Bible.

Synopsis: This is the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

The screenplay is written by Steve Zaillian and is based on the story by Bill Collage and Adam Cooper. The producers are Peter Chernin, Ridley Scott, Jenno Topping, Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffam."Exodus: Gods and Kings" began shooting in October 2013 in Almeria, Spain and shooting was completed in a surprisingly short time for a movie of this grand scale. It took only two and a half months.

Ridley Scott explained, “I’m just really experienced and I know how to use five cameras or seven cameras, or eleven cameras if required, honestly without even really thinking about it.” You can expect swords, sandals, and grand scale epic events including the parting of the Red Sea.

Watch the brand new trailer and keep up with the movie news on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+. The release date is December 12, 2014.