Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton will star in LD Entertainment’s Biblical thriller.

Patrick Aiello is producing alongside LD Entertainment CEO Mickey Liddell and head of production Pete Shilaimon.

LD is financing Clavius and has earmarked an Easter weekend 2015 release. Paul Aiello wrote the screenplay with additional writing by director Kevin Reynolds.

Fiennes will play an agnostic Roman Centurion tasked by Pontius Pilate to locate the missing body of Jesus in order to suppress an uprising at a time when rumours of the second coming are gathering momentum.

Production is set to commence in August in Malta and Spain. The producers are out to cast for the role of Pilate.

Aiello recently produced Legendary Entertainment’s horror film As Above So Below that Universal will release on August 29.

LD Entertainment is currently in post on horror-thriller The Devil’s Hand starring Rufus Sewell and Jennifer Carpenter, which CMG has sold in multiple markets as reported exclusively on ScreenDaily.