First trailer: Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods & Men'

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Christian Bale as Moses in "Exodus: Gods and Kings"

The biblical epic with Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Ramses is due in cinemas this December.

"Once brothers, now enemies," proclaims the film's tagline, with Bale as the adopted prince who exchanges royal inheritance for leadership of a slave nation.

"Exodus: Gods & Men" comes from the director of "Gladiator," "American Gangster" and "Prometheus," while Bale is well known for his performances as Batman in the Christopher Nolan films, and Edgerton for "Zero Dark Thirty" and "The Great Gatsby."

Also featuring among the supporting cast will be Aaron Paul of "Breaking Bad" as Moses' eventual right-hand man Joshua.

Spaniard María Valverde (Jordan Scott's "Cracks") appears as Zipporah, Moses' wife, Hindu-Swiss Brit Indira Varma ("Game of Thrones") as Moses' sister Miriam, and Ridley Scott's "Alien" heroine Sigourney Weaver as Egyptian queen Tuya alongside John Turturro's pharaoh, Seti.

Meanwhile, Ridley Scott is to form part of the production team behind another biblical narrative, this time that of David, according to Variety, with Jonathan Stokes of "El Gringo" and "Blood Mountain" to script and production company Scott Free reuniting with "Exodus" partner Chernin Entertainment for the opus.