John scores the biblical drama The Young Messiah

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John Debney is scoring  the biblical drama film The Young Messiah. The film, based on the Anne Rice novel “Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt” tells the story of Jesus at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity. Ten years ago, Debney received worldwide recognition for his epic score to the biblical drama, The Passion of The Christ, for which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score. The Young Messiah will be released on March 11, 2016 by Focus Features.