Palm Sunday is about to get a Tyler Perry makeover.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Perry has been tapped to narrate and host Fox’s upcoming live-action musical, The Passion, slated to air on Palm Sunday.
“The Passion is both wonderfully entertaining and genuinely inspirational,” Fox Entertainment president David Madden said in a statement. “We are so thrilled to have the multi-talented Tyler Perry join us for this epic music production. He is the perfect host to lead the cast—and viewers—through the streets of New Orleans in this contemporary re-telling of a timeless story.”
Set in modern-day New Orleans and based on the Netherlands project of the same name, the musical will re-tell the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The story will take viewers through the streets of New Orleans and will include a massive procession wielding a 20-foot illuminated cross.
“The Passion is one of the most exciting and compelling projects that I have ever been involved with,” executive producer Adam Anders said in a statement. “I cannot wait to bring the greatest story ever told to life through music in a way that has never been heard before.”
No word yet on casting.