Another interview and quote from Anne Rice where she mentions RA. I'd say it's obvious Ms Rice watched RH3 and probably noticed not only Richard's 'soul-searching' performance, but also Guy's unbelievable resemblance to the traditionally brightest star in many religious circles -- Jesus Christ.
>Question: I read that there were plans for a film version of "Christ The Lord: Out of Egypt." Is that still happening?
Anne Rice: No. Well, actually, there are new plans. Those [original] plans did go south; that plan fell apart and it was very disappointing. There is some new interest in it, but unfortunately nothing is really concrete yet. There is a wonderful director and producer who is very interested, so I'm hopeful.
Question: Can you tell us who that is?
AR: No, that would be a violation. You can't do that before something is signed and done in Hollywood.
Question: Who, in your mind, would be the ideal person to play Jesus in an adaptation of Anne Rice's novels about Christ?
AR: ..there are other people who could do it. There's a great English actor, Richard Armitage, that I think would be wonderful as Jesus.
Post from Jan 2010: http://allthingsrarmitage.blogspot.com/search?q=messianic+guy
Speaking of deep waters..well, not so deep..but doubt anyone will quibble;)
Remember this interview..graciously provided by bccmee..
Finally found the reason why I'd initially assumed Anne Rice had recently mentioned, along with RA, the actor who played Andrew in Sparkhouse. That actor's name is Matthew McFayden/McFadyen and the one she'd included on her list was Joe McFadden.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0324036/usercomments
Can anyone identify the great background music for this fine new vid by amuehlenkamp?