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Sigourney Weaver Will Star in 'Exodus'

By Curt Schleier

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Sigourney Weaver is set to team up again with Ridley Scott, the director who made her a star. That was in “Alien,” singular; this time there are a bunch of aliens.

Weaver will star in “Exodus.” For the record, this is not a re-imagining of the Leon Uris book that featured Paul Newman and Eva Marie Saint, among others, but that other Book of Exodus.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, she will play Tuya, mother of Ramses II (Joel Edgerton). The perhaps inappropriately named Christian Bale stars as Moses, while Aaron Paul, of “Breaking Bad” fame, will be Joshua.

Filming begins in Spain, Morocco and England next month. Steve Zaillian (“Schindler’s List”) wrote the screenplay following previous versions written by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage.


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