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‘Telenovela’s Jencarlos Canela Will Star as Jesus in Tyler Perry’s Upcoming Passion Play

Jencarlos Canela—the star of the NBC comedy Telenovela—has signed on to portray Jesus in Tyler Perry’s upcoming televised, musical Passion play. Jencarlos joins a cast that includes Trisha Yearwood (Mary) and Chris Daughtry (Judas), for the modern-day, musical retelling of the final hours of the life of Christ. Instead of the ancient Holy Land, Tyler Perry’s The Passion is set in current-day New Orleans and will be broadcast live on Fox, on March 20.

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