Rob Schneider Announces Film About Shroud of Turin, Aims to Bring More to Faith

Actor Rob Schneider is making a film about the Shroud of Turin, aiming to bring more people to faith and showcase Jesus' sacrifice. The film will examine the shroud's history and provide tangible proof of Jesus' existence.

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Rob Schneider Announces Film About Shroud of Turin, Aims to Bring More to Faith

Rob Schneider Announces Film About Shroud of Turin, Aims to Bring More to Faith

Actor and comedian Rob Schneider has revealed his plans to make a film about the Shroud of Turin, a project he has been working on for the past five years. The film, set to begin production in 2024, aims to bring more people to faith and showcase the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Schneider, who recently converted to Catholicism, said the Shroud of Turin played a significant role in his spiritual journey, along with the COVID-19 pandemic. He sees the Shroud as a "receipt of the price Jesus paid" and believes the movie will open people's minds to the possibility that it is the actual burial cloth of Jesus Christ.

The film will focus on the story of shroud expert Joe Marino and his wife, who proved that scientists tested the cloth in the wrong place during carbon dating. It will examine how French nuns repaired the cloth with newer material, which threw off the carbon dating results. Schneider hopes the film will provide tangible proof of Jesus' existence and sacrifice.

Why this matters: The Shroud of Turin has long been a subject of fascination and controversy, with many believing it to be the authentic burial cloth of Jesus Christ. Schneider's film has the potential to reignite interest in the Shroud and its significance for the Christian faith, especially as it coincides with his own spiritual journey and conversion to Catholicism.

The pre-production phase of the movie is nearing completion, and Schneider plans to start filming next year. The comedian, known for his roles on Saturday Night Live and in various films alongside Adam Sandler, believes the timing is right to capitalize on the interest and importance of the Shroud of Turin for Catholics. "The process of making and researching the film has also impacted Schneider's decision to become Catholic, as it has 'broadened' his faith," a source close to the project revealed.

Key Takeaways

  • Rob Schneider plans to make a film about the Shroud of Turin in 2024.
  • The film aims to showcase the sacrifice of Jesus and bring more people to faith.
  • The film will focus on the story of shroud expert Joe Marino and carbon dating issues.
  • Schneider's film could reignite interest in the Shroud and its significance for Christianity.
  • Schneider's own spiritual journey and conversion to Catholicism influenced the film's creation.