He didn’t get a chance to play Noah for Darren Aronofsky, but Christian Bale has now been confirmed for another big-budget Biblical epic. After being rumored for the role earlier this year, confirmation has come in that Bale will lead Ridley Scott‘s Exodus as Moses.

Set up over at 20th Century Fox, The Hollywood Reporter also adds that The Great Gatsby and Zero Dark Thirty star Joel Edgerton is in talks to square off against Moses as Egyptian ruler Ramses. There’s not many details on the precise timeline the film will cover, but an initial script is coming from Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, who only previously gave us the comedies Accepted and (part of) Tower Heist. It’s an odd fit, which is perhaps why Steve Zaillian (Schindler’s List, American Gangster) stepped in to provide a rewrite.

The project is set up for a September shoot in Spain, Morocco and England ahead of a December 12th, 2014 release. In the meantime, one can see Scott’s The Counselor in late October and we imagine much more casting will occur over the next month for this project.

Which of next year’s Biblical epics are you most looking forward to?

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