A Quartet Of Great Actors Flock To Ridley Scott’s EXODUS

It's an exodus from poor performances, apparently.

Deadline and Variety report that Ridley Scott's soon to be filming Bible epic, Exodus, has signed Sigourney Weaver and John Turturro with Ben Kingsley and Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul in negotiations to join as well.

The film already has Christian Bale playing Moses and Joel Edgerton as Ramses II, so it doesn't need much more help in the excitement department. But these additions (even if Paul and Kingsley don't join, though that would be too bad) bring a lot more to the film's potential.

Deadline has the gist on who will/would play who:

Ben Kingsley is in talks to play a Hebrew scholar, John Turturro is set to play Seti, father of the Pharoah Ramses, Sigourney Weaver is set to play Ramses’ mother Tuya, and Emmy-winning Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul is negotiating to play Joshua, the Hebrew slave who leads the people into the promised land after Moses.

This would of course re-team Scott with his Alien star. On top of that, Exodus joins Darren Aronofsky's Noah film as yet another great sounding high profile Bible movie that will probably be seen by more Atheists than God-folk. I'm pretty excited.