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'Braveheart' screenwriter working with Mel Gibson on 'The Passion' sequel

FILE - In this Sunday, May 22, 2016 filee photo, actor Mel Gibson poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film "Blood Father" at the 69th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France.

FILE - In this Sunday, May 22, 2016 filee photo, actor Mel Gibson poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film "Blood Father" at the 69th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France.  (AP)

"Braveheart" screenwriter Randall Wallace says he's working with Mel Gibson on a follow-up to "The Passion of the Christ."

Wallace told The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday that the new film will focus on the resurrection of Jesus.

Gibson's spokesman declined to comment on the actor-director's involvement in the project.

"The Passion" was directed by Gibson and released in 2004. The film starred Jim Caviezel as Jesus and earned $612 million at the worldwide box office.

Wallace recently worked with Gibson on the World War II drama "Hacksaw Ridge."

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