One plus to filming was that it offered him a chance to travel. The telepic wrapped shooting in Morocco in November.
The movie also stars True Blood's Stephen Moyer as Pontius Pilate, Entourage's Emmanuelle Chriqui as Herodia and 24's Haaz Sleiman as Jesus. The movie has faced criticism for casting Haaz because he is a Lebanese actor raised as a Muslim, but he responds to his critics by quoting the Bible.
"If you really look at Jesus and what he says, 'Love your neighbor as you love yourself,' so how could you then say it's teaching you to be hateful to someone else who's different from you?" Haaz said.