If you thought the entire planet had been taken over by The Onion upon reading the news that Mel Gibson is planning a movie about Jewish religious leader Judah Maccabee (!) with Joe Eszterhas writing the screenplay (!!), you probably weren't alone. On first, second and fifteenth blush, the idea is still hard to believe, so much so that the good folks at Vulture have come up with a handy parlor game you can fool around with on this slow Friday afternoon. ("Mel Gibson Writing a Jewish Hero Movie Is Like Who Doing What?"; fave suggested answer: Tracy Morgan starring in 'The Normal Heart.') For Gibson, however, the Judah Maccabee film is a passion project he's been hoping to produce for a while.
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