Jim Caviezel, the actor most people recognize from his starring role as Jesus Christ in 2004’s “The Passion of the Christ,” has a brand new, uh, passion project: playing a Navy SEAL on an upcoming CBS drama, Variety reports:
Caviezel will play Jason, the respected, committed leader of his assault team who’s been through over a dozen deployments. He joins A.J. Buckley, who plays the self-destructive, on-edge but loyal Sonny; Max Thieriot, a millennial SEAL who is extremely capable but deeply insecure beneath layers of swagger and confidence; Neil Brown Jr. as Ray, the longest-tenured member of Jason’s assault team, and his most trusted friend and colleague; and Toni Trucks as Diaz, the logistics officer who is responsible for making the arrangements to get the team and their gear where they need to be.
This could be very, very entertaining. Or extremely bad. Or both! Hollywood has, at times, done a remarkable job adapting the horrors of battle to the big screen, but for every Saving Private Ryan there’s some other bullshit war program that doesn’t make any sense. Endless ammo! Radio chatter! A fuckload of medals!
Naturally, we’re eager to see what Caviezel does with the role, but there’s always the worry that producers at CBS will butcher his portrayal of the Navy SEALs. With that in mind, the super-sleuths here at Task & Purpose have uncovered test footage from the new drama, tentatively titled “The Passion of the Christ 2: Electric Boogaloo”:
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Airman 1st Class Isaiah Edwards has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after a military jury found him guilty of murder in connection with the death of a fellow airman in Guam, Air Force officials announced on Tuesday.
A Russian man got drunk as all hell and tried to hijack an airplane on Tuesday, according to Russian news agencies.
So, pretty much your typical day in Siberia. No seriously: As Reuters notes, "drunken incidents involving passengers on commercial flights in Russia are fairly common, though it is unusual for them to result in flights being diverted."