Billy Zane has been cast as Biblican figure Barabbas in an upcoming ReelzChannel miniseries. The four-part series is based on Par Lagerkvist’s 1950 Swedish novel that follows the life of Barabbas, a man who, according to the Christian gospel, was imprisoned alongside Jesus and sentenced to death but was released based on crowd demand. (The book was also made into a 1961 movie starring Anthony Quinn.) Well, if there’s anyone whose face screams “contemporary of Christ,” it’s Billy Zane’s.
Actor Billy Zane attends the “Titanic 3D” World Premeire at the Royal Albert Hall on March 27, 2012 in London, England. Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images