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'The Passion' Musical Casts Incredibly Hot Singer as Jesus, Chris Daughtry to Play Judas!

by Leanne Aguilera 11:55 AM PST, January 28, 2016
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Talk about heaven-sent!!

Singer-songwriter Jencarlos Canela has been tapped to play Jesus Christ in the upcoming Fox musical, The Passion, the network announced on Thursday morning.

Adding to the incredibly talented (and attractive) cast, American Idol alum Chris Daughtry has been cast in the iconic role of the disciple Judas.

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The two men join previously announced host and narrator Tyler Perry and cast members Trisha Yearwood, who will take on the role of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Prince Royce , who will play the disciple Peter.

The epic two-hour musical event will air live from New Orleans on Palm Sunday, March 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

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