The most ambitious, critically-acclaimed presentation of the Bible ever produced, "Inspired By... The Bible Experience," has confirmed more than 200 cast members for the "Old Testament" prequel to its bestselling "New Testament" edition.
Highlighting the cast is 2007 Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker
as the voice of Moses, along with Angela Bassett
(Esther), Cuba Gooding Jr.
and Pauletta Washington (Song of Songs), LL Cool J
(Samson), Nick Cannon
(Adam), Eartha Kitt
(Serpent), Bishop T.D. Jakes (Abraham), Bishop Eddie L. Long (Joel), Della Reese
, Bernice and the late Yolanda King, daughters of Martin Luther King Jr.
, and introducing Paul Adefarasin, pastor of House on the Rock church in Lagos, Nigeria (voice of God).
"Inspired By ... The Bible Experience (Old Testament)" is slated for a fall 2007 release with a cast featuring three Oscar winners, five Golden Globe winners and seven Emmy winners. Just like its predecessor, it is based on Zondervan's contemporary Today's New International Version (TNIV) translation and includes dramatic performances set to an original musical underscore by the Prague Symphony Orchestra and Hollywood-style sound design created at Technicolor Studios. In addition to the "Old Testament" edition, the Complete Bible will also be available in stores nationwide this fall.