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Sam Rockwell may join SWEET BABY JESUS

GATW Guest Writer

by: GATW Guest Writer
May 24th, 2010

Sam Rockwell is a man of many faces (and dance moves, apparently), one of which may be starring in SWEET BABY JESUS, an indie comedy from writer Steve Blair and director Peter Hewitt.  The film would follow Rockwell's character Joe and his pregnant teenage girlfriend Mary on their trip to Bethlehem, Maryland around Christmastime in the '70s.  The hippie couple's arrival then leads the whole town to think that they're about to witness the second-coming of Jesus, and needless to say, plenty of comedy ensues.

This role would put Rockwell alongside Bette Midler, who will be playing the town's innkeeper. Kim Cattrall, in the role of Mary's mother, and Pixie Lott as Mary. Not to mention the fact that producer Philippe Rebboah has said that there are other surprises and great actors still to come.

This wouldn't be the first time that Rockwell got mixed up in some Biblical identity confusion either.  Fans of his work in CHOKE may find it funny that while Victor Mancini became convinced that he could be a clone of Jesus, this role would have ol' Sam being confused for the father of the second coming of Christ.

It's tough to say how good this movie will be, with Steve Blair being a new face and Peter Hewitt has a, shall we say, less than prestigious track record (ZOOM, GARFIELD) but there is no doubt that Rockwell is one of those actors who makes pretty much any movie he's in better just by his presence alone.

Do you want to see Sam Rockwell in this comic nativity? Or would you rather see him dance on away from this one?

Source: /Film

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