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FKA twigs to star in new horror film as the mother of Jesus

The singer is set to appear alongside Nicholas Cage in The Carpenter’s Son

  • 11 May 2024
FKA twigs to star in new horror film as the mother of Jesus

FKA twigs is set to star as the mother of Jesus in a new horror film.

The film, entitled The Carpenter’s Son, will feature the singer alongside actors Nicholas Cage, Noah Jupe, and Souheila Jacob exploring the "childhood of Jesus".

According to Deadline, twigs has been cast in the role of Jesus’ mother, with Cage playing ‘the carpenter’, and Jupe set to play ‘the son’.

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The film is directed by Egyptian-American director Lofty Nathan, and is based in Egypt, with the official synopsis stating: “The Carpenter’s Son tells the dark story of a family hiding out in Roman Egypt.”

It continues: “The son, known only as ‘the boy’, is driven to doubt by another mysterious child and rebels against his guardian, the carpenter, revealing inherent powers and a fate beyond his comprehension. As he exercises his own power, the boy and his family become the target of horrors, natural and divine.”

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‘The Carpenter’s Son’ marks FKA twigs’ latest foray into the world of acting, following her appearance in Rupert Sanders’ remake of the 1994 classic ‘The Crow’, which is set for release in August.

The announcement follows the news that FKA twigs is developing her own deepfake to interact with fans in multiple languages, allowing her time to work on new music. The singer also called for further regulation of artificial intelligence during a testimony in front of a US Senate Judiciary subcommittee.

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