‘The Passion of the Christ’ actor to return as Jesus for “the biggest film in history”

Jim Caviezel will reprise the role in the forthcoming Mel Gibson-directed sequel to the controversial 2004 film

Jim Caviezel has confirmed that he will once again play the role of Jesus in the Mel Gibson-directed sequel to The Passion of the Christ – with the actor claiming that the new movie “is going to be the biggest film in history.”

Caviezel had the starring role in the controversial 2004 film, which grossed $612 million worldwide – making a huge profit on its $30 million production budget.

After confirming that work was underway on a sequel – which is due to focus on the story of Jesus’ resurrection – back in 2016, progress on the new film appears to now be speeding along with Caviezel confirming that he’ll once again star in the main role.

“There are things that I cannot say [about the sequel] that will shock the audience,” Caviezel told USA Today. “It’s great. Stay tuned.”

The actor couldn’t help himself in teasing more about the project, adding: “I’ll tell you this much, the film [Gibson’s] going to do is going to be the biggest film in history. It’s that good.”

Gibson is working on the new film with Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace, who the director praised at a Christian festival two years ago.

“He is also, as well as a brilliant writer, he is a great director. He directed We Were Soldiers and Heaven Is for Real. So, he is a good writer and director.”