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Nicolas Cage, FKA Twigs & Noah Jupe to Play Holy Family in Lotfy Nathan’s "The Carpenter’s Son"

Tue 07 May 2024 | 10:30 AM
L-R: Nicolas Cage, FKA twigs, Noah Jupe, Souheila Yacoub
L-R: Nicolas Cage, FKA twigs, Noah Jupe, Souheila Yacoub
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Nicolas Cage, FKA twigs, Noah Jupe, and Souheila Yacoub are set to star in Egyptian-American director Lotfy Nathan’s "The Carpenter’s Son" exploring the story of the childhood of Jesus with a horror take.

Nathan has taken inspiration from the apocryphal Infancy Gospel of Thomas for the screenplay. Dating back to the 2nd Century AD, the text recounts the childhood of Jesus.

The official synopsis reads: “The Carpenter’s Son tells the dark story of a family hiding out in Roman Egypt. The son, known only as ‘the Boy’, is driven to doubt by another mysterious child and rebels against his guardian, the Carpenter, revealing inherent powers and a fate beyond his comprehension. As he exercises his own power, the Boy and his family become the target of horrors, natural and divine.”

Oscar-winner Cage will play the Carpenter, Grammy-nominated artist FKA Twigs will take the role of the Mother, and Jupe will play the Boy. 

"The Carpenter’s Son" is scheduled to shoot this summer.

Paris-based Cinenovo and L.A.-based Spacemaker are producing. Goodfellas is overseeing international sales apart from in North America, which it will co-rep with Anonymous Content and WME.

Julie Viez is producing under the Cinenovo banner with Alex Hughes and Riccardo Maddalosso at Spacemaker and Cage on behalf of Saturn Films. The film is co-produced by Alain de la Mata and Christopher Granier-Deferre for Bluelight. 

David Levine and Nick Shumaker will executive produce on behalf of Anonymous Content alongside Noëmie Devide for Goodfellas, Jennifer Venditti, Nathan, and Theo Vieljeux. Eugene Kotlyarenko is executive producing on behalf of Spacemaker.