James Frey’s Bronx Jesus Will Ascend to Silver Screen

Christine Vachon’s Killer Films to Produce, Frey to Adapt

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Christine Vachon’s Killer Films will produce a film adaptation of James Frey’s The Final Testament of the Holy Bible. In the book, which was released in April, Jesus Christ returns in the form of a bisexual recovering alcoholic named Ben who lives in the Bronx.

In an interview with The Observer, Mr. Frey said that he gave Ms. Vachon a copy of the book six months before it was released, but that they had their first meeting on the project two weeks ago. He will adapt the screenplay himself but declined to suggest who he hopes will direct or star in the movie. When asked to give us an idea of what movies he had in mind, however, he listed a round-up notable for what he calls their “heavy, heavy emotional impact” but which some might refer to as a certain gross-out quality: Lars Von Triers’s Breaking the Waves, Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, Larry Clark’s Kids (also produced by Ms. Vachon). He also mentioned Todd Haynes’s Velvet Goldmine (Haynes is a longtime Killer Films collaborator) and Derek Cienfrance’s Blue Valentine.

“I like a lot of emotionally impactful smaller films,” said Mr. Frey.

“But bigger in their intent and ambition,” Ms. Vachon hastened to add.

The Final Testament of the Holy Bible attracted as much attention for eschewing a traditional publisher in the United States as it did for its plot, which The Guardian called a “crock of mendacity” that “makes Jesus Christ Superstar sound like Handel’s Messiah.” The book was published through a collaboration with Gagosian Gallery and only 10,000 copies were printed, with covers designed by the artist Gregory Crewdson. Each cost $50, with the exception of 1,000 copies of a special edition bound in black leatherette and signed that went for $150. The book was also available as a $6.99 electronic book.

“It’s not about making 100 million dollars, it’s about making the best thing,” said Mr. Frey.

Comments

  1. D Rotterman says:

    What a great concept.  Where can I buy the electronic version?

    1. MidlandEnviro says:

      Your a sick person you just don’t know that you are.

  2. William D. Simpson says:

    For a time GOD allows humanity to live as they choose, and this is no more evident than filth such as this movie and its depiction of how humanity views the holy GOD of all of creation. Have your fun now! The day will come when all of humanity will bow before Jesus Christ, and will confess that He alone is LORD. And for you who make a mockery of Jesus today, on that day there will be no laughter for you will realize that you were the fool…   

    1. Carleigh says:

      God gave us a sense of humor for a reason ;)

      1. MidlandEnviro says:

        yep to laugh at you fool.

    2. Kokonutgurl says:

      Well said!

  3. MidlandEnviro says:

    Jesus is not a bisexual this idiot author just manipulates the son of God for the already sick minded.
    I don’t speak for God but I imagine this fool Author will be going to Hell.

  4. Elie says:

    When you have the moxy to write the same book with a Mohammed or Moses instead of Jesus Christ, get back to me. Jesus and Christianity have become the acceptable target of this kind of vile characterization – let a drunk Mel Gibson use the word “Jew” rudely or a dimwitted Megan Fox compare someone to Hitler  and it becomes a wrench in the career. Allow a liar and fraud like Frey to besmirch Jesus Christ and it is a bestseller that is optioned for a movie.
        Well those of us who are Christians know the difference between being patient and being pushovers. Our creed tells us that those who deny Me, I will deny. All in good time.

  5. Elie says:

    When you have the moxy to write the same book with a Mohammed or Moses instead of Jesus Christ, get back to me. Jesus and Christianity have become the acceptable target of this kind of vile characterization – let a drunk Mel Gibson use the word “Jew” rudely or a dimwitted Megan Fox compare someone to Hitler  and it becomes a wrench in the career. Allow a liar and fraud like Frey to besmirch Jesus Christ and it is a bestseller that is optioned for a movie.
        Well those of us who are Christians know the difference between being patient and being pushovers. Our creed tells us that those who deny Me, I will deny. All in good time.

  6. Jim Florence says:

    As it pertains to the Homosaphian “male” , found in the Archives of the
    “Kinsey Report”-A Bisexual gives up the dycotomy of Bisexual when
    he Chooses to engage in the act.   His “Handel” is Homo, now.
    Hence, the Androgonious Male, when actuated, has a “laison” with .
    Fellow mankind.  Literally a Myriad of “Partners.
    To be Honest to Himself, Spouce that he in fact having G.A.Y. sexs
    With another consential-Guy.  It matures into a fine “Balancing Act”.
    His promagation of “Faceless-Nameless”, Carnal Acts…”
    “…Builds a Prison in the Final Act…”

  7. God help America… Sodom and Gomorah come to mind. Mr Frey there is a great deal of difference between fact and fiction, I will remember you in my prayers.