[This film was #9 at the Box Office for it's opening weekend.]
Joyce and I got to see a 25-minute preview of One Night with the King
on Times Square last month.
Tommy Tenney, pictured here, wrote the book Hadassah: One Night with the King
upon which the screenplay is based. Ultimately it's based on the book of Esther.
Peter O'Tool and Omar Sharif give great cameos, and John Noble (Denethor in Return of the King
) plays one of the conspirators stopped by Mordechi, played masterfully by John Rhys-Davies (Gimli and Treebeard in The Lord of the Rings
). But the real treat is newcomer Tiffany DuPont who brings buoyancy to the role of Esther that is just delightful. Filmed in northern India, Matt Crouch, one of the producers, said they had free reign of a palace, so nothing is a set piece, and the cinematography is breathtaking. For these reasons, and because the level of quality used to tell this story was so high, I was weeping or on the verge of it much of the time.
It opens in theatres around the nation on October 13. Mark your calendars now, and send the strongest vote for this kind of film in the future by purchasing tickets in advance
for opening weekend.
The film is rated PG, for violence, some sensuality and thematic elements.
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