Updated August 10, 2006
He was the greatest in the kingdom, the ruler over an empire, thrust into kingship following his father’s death at the hands of an ancient enemy. She was the least in the kingdom, an orphan carted away to a far off land, a minority forced into hiding after watching her parents murdered at the hands of her own people’s ancient enemy.
Adapted for film by screenwriter Stephan Blinn, directed by Michael Sajbel, and produced and distributed by Gener8Xion Entertainment, “One Night With The King” is now scheduled for theatrical release on October 13, 2006.
Gener8Xion Entertainment, the Hollywood-based production company which produced, The Omega Code, named the #1 Limited Released Motion Picture of 1999 by Hollywoods Daily Variety, completed principal photography (12/11/04) in Rajasthan, India on the sweeping motion picture epic “One Night With The King.” Rajasthan, which literally means, “Land of the Kings,” was once comprised of princely kingdoms. This exotic locale was chosen for “One Night With the King” because of its diverse history, battle-scarred forts, majestic palaces, and rich landscape, says the films producer, Matthew Crouch.
Having motion picture legends Peter OToole (as the Prophet Samuel) and Omar Sharif (as Prince Memucan) in the same film, after starring together in “Lawrence of Arabia” 42 years ago, only adds to “One Night with the Kings” overall allure and mystique, declares Liz Lang, the films Casting Director.
Crouch’s latest project is based on the best selling novel, Hadassah: One Night With The King by authors Tommy Tenney and Mark Olsen. It chronicles the life of the young Jewish girl, Hadassah, played by Tiffany Dupont. Dupont portrays an orphan carted away to a far off land, a minority forced into hiding after watching her parents murdered at the hands of her own peoples ancient enemy. She amazingly goes on to become the Biblical Esther, the Queen of Persia (400-322 B.C.) and saves the Jewish nation from annihilation at the hands of its arch-enemy, Haman (played by James Callis, Helen of Troy), while winning the heart of the fiercely handsome King Xerxes, played by Luke
Goss (Blade II and ZigZag).
“One Night with the King” is a multi-million dollar epic teeming with suspense, political conspiracies, and court intrigue, says the films publicist, Susan Zahn, of WDC Media. At the core of this story is an incredibleromancea love story between the most powerful man in the kingdom and a beautiful orphan girl who meet, fall deeply in-love, and change the course of history.
“One Night with the King” is a story of divine destiny, relates Rich Cook, Vice President of Gener8Xion Entertainment. Hadassah was this poor, unknown peasant girl, an orphan, an outcast from a distant land, who went on to become queen of a powerful empireproving that anyone, no matter what their circumstances, can be used in a remarkable way when destinys hand is upon them, says Cook.
The “One Night With The King” cast also includes such notable talent as John Rhys-Davies as Mordecai who starred in the blockbuster trilogy “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Two Towers,” and “Return of the King.” It also includes John Noble as Prince Admantha. Noble starred with Rhys-Davies in “Return of the King.” The film also features veteran actor, Tommy Lister (“Next Friday”), in the lead role of Hegai.