Monday, May 24, 2010

Sweet Baby Jesus - Not Quite a BioPic

Pixie Lott. Maybe if I was in to the British pop scene, I would have heard of this new artist known for her 2009 singles "Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh), "Boys and Girls," "Cry Me Out" and 2010 singles "Gravity" and "Turn it Up" (all off her debut platinum album Turn it Up).
Pixie Lott (pictured above) is about to headline in a a 1st Century celebrity. Mary, mother of Jesus.

Production and casting has kicked into gear for this film with a potential late fall 2010 release. The film is called Sweet Baby Jesus, which is a comedy from director Peter Hewitt, who delivered ridiculously unimpressive films such as Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, Garfield, and Zoom.

Sweet Baby Jesus tells a 1970s retelling of the nativity, with Pixie Lott playing hippie Mary.

Kim Catrell plays Mary's mom, and Bette Midler plays the guest house owner in Bethlehem, Maryland.

Not sure what to make of this comedy.

Perhaps it's the quote from director Peter Hewitt that really gets my head scratching...

"The script has fun subverting the treasured details of the Nativity, posing the question, 'What would we do if it all happened again?' "
- Peter Hewitt as quoted in Variety

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