MGM bought the rights to the biblical story, Myriam, Mother of the Christ.
The film is a dramatic rendering of the key events in Mary's life leading up to the birth of Jesus and the holy family's journey from Egypt to Nazareth following the death of King Herod. The Hollywood Reporter says the story is told from Mary's point of view as she gradually understands the unfolding of God's plan and responds to her calling.
No director or cast is attached; the screenplay is written by Benedict Fitzgerald (The Passion of the Christ). Myriam, Mother of the Christ is scheduled for an Easter 2008 release.