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Hollywood Insight 02/18/16

Listen to Composer John Debney's Theme from The Young Messiah

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One of this year's most intriguing biblical films has to be Director Cyrus Nowrasteh's The Young Messiah. The Focus Features film is based on best-selling author Anne Rice's novel that follows a young Jesus "as He and His family take the extraordinary journey from Egypt to Nazareth and on to Jerusalem – where His true identity and profound destiny are revealed."

The soaring symphonic music behind The Young Messiah is the work of Oscar-nominated composer John Debney, who scored The Passion of the Christ and Iron Man 2, as well as, Disney's upcoming release, The Jungle Book. Nowrasteh believes it is Debney's contribution to this cinematic look at Jesus' childhood that completes the film.

"[The Young Messiah] was simply not complete until John had finished the score," said Nowrasteh. "For this filmmaker, he is the answer to many prayers. He is so much more than a composer and artist - though that would be enough - but he's also a faith-driven man who takes this story on with all the heart, soul, and belief such a score requires."

"John's music is filled with power and reverence and an immediacy that puts you inside the child Jesus, a place where no other films have gone," said Nowrasteh. "The tenderness, the love, the danger, the panorama, the vistas, are all present in the music he has written."

Listen to this exclusive clip, only available on CBN.com, of the theme for The Young Messiah:

The Young Messiah stars Sean Bean, David Bradley, Jonathan Bailey, Rory Keenan, Vincent Walsh, Sara Lazzaro, and Adam Greaves-Neal. It opens in theaters nationwide on March 11, 2016, and is rated PG-13 for some violence and thematic elements. The movie's original soundtrack, from Lakeshore Records, releases February 26, 2016. For more about The Young Messiah, go to: www.theyoungmessiah.com.

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