James Faulkner, Jim Caviezel, Olivier Martinez, Joanne Whalley, and John Lynch star in this historical feature film “Paul, Apostle of Christ” which was shoot in Malta. A Sony Pictures produced movie, directed by Andrew Hyatt (“Full of Grace”) from his own screenplay. Producers are David Zelon (“Soul Surfer”) and T.J. Berden (“Full of Grace”). The story covers Paul, portrayed by Faulkner, going from the most infamous persecutor of Christians to Jesus Christ’s most influential apostle. The movie follows his last days awaiting execution by Emperor Nero in Rome under the watchful eye of Mauritius, Mamertine Prison’s ambitious prefect, who seeks to understand how this broken old man can pose such a threat. Martinez is portraying the prefect. As his days grow shorter, Paul works from prison to further the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and embolden his followers to stand strong in their faith against Roman persecution.
Paul, who had been known as Saul of Tarses, was converted while travelling on the road from Jerusalem to Damascus on a mission to arrest Christians when the resurrected Jesus appeared to him and he was struck blind for three days, according to the Bible.