Friday, October 13, 2006

One Night With The King

Luke Goss

Friday the 13th is opening day for One Night With The King: The Story of Esther.

I love this story but I'm always a little wary of films associated with TBN. This one has Matthew Crouch's little fingerprints all over it. Nonetheless, I've heard nothing but good reviews so far. Friday night, all alone, no date in sight . . . I guess this is a good time as ever to see a movie all by myself (this would be a first).

It does have a very distinguished cast including John Noble (LOTR), James Callis (BattleStar Galactaca), John Rhys-Davies (LOTR), Peter O'Toole and Omar Shariff to name a few.

The following is from their website:
ONE NIGHT WITH THE KING SYNOPSIS: Gener8Xion Entertainment presents the beloved Old Testament story of Esther as never seen before. One Night With the King is an epic motion picture set in an ancient and exotic world of adventure, intrigue and romance, that follows a young Jewish orphan who rises from peasant to Queen of Persia only to face the annihilation of her people.

At the height of ancient Persia, lovely Hadassah grows up in Susa, capitol of the empire, sheltered under the watchful eye of her Uncle Mordecai, a scribe in the royal palace. Orphaned by the murder of her parents at a young age, she spends her days reading to the local children and dreaming of returning to Israel, the homeland of her people.

Unbeknownst to Hadassah and Mordecai, Haman the Agagite, descendant of the Jews mortal enemy and the man responsible for the slaughter of her parents, capitalizes on a palace culture beset by treachery and intrigue, setting in motion a series of events that will bring about a centuries old blood quest to destroy the Jews. Using the ruthless plotting of the princes to his advantage, Haman baits them into trapping King Xerxes into banishing the Queen for her stance against a looming war with Greece.
Read the rest here.

1 comment:

L.L. Barkat said...

She is lovely... though probably a bit fairer than the true Esther...