The Nativity Story Premiere Approaches

New Line Cinema introduces the highly-anticipated film The Nativity Story, which tells the story of Mary and Joseph, a miraculous pregnancy, an arduous journey, and the history-defining birth of Jesus.

Starring Keisha Castle-Hughes as Mary ,and Oscar Isaac as Joseph, the movie premieres December 1, 2006, in the U.S.

In partnership with New Line Records, Word Records announced the Oct. 31 release of The Nativity Story: Sacred Songs, a collection of music inspired by the film.

The compilation project will feature 13 songs from accomplished Christian and Country artists, including Jaci Velasquez's "O Come, O Come Immanuel", Point of Grace's "For Unto Us", Amy Grant's "Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)", Natalie Grant's "O Little Town of Bethlehem", Jill Phillips & Andrew Peterson's "Labor of Love", and Jo Dee Messina's "Silent Night", amongst many others.

A brand new recording, "The Virgin's Lullaby," produced by Bernie Herms (Natalie Grant, Avalon, NewSong), and performed by some of the top names in Christian music (Point Of Grace, Natalie Grant, David Phelps, Todd Smith and Allan Hall of Selah, Mike Weaver of Big Daddy Weave and Michael Farren of Pocket Full of Rocks), will be serviced to Christian and mainstream AC radio on Nov 3.

Marketing for The Nativity Story is being handled by Grace
Hill Media, the promoters of The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King and Superman Returns, amongst others.

Word Distribution will additionally release The Nativity Story: Original Score, music composed by Michael Danna, to the Christian retail channel Dec. 5.

For more information on the upcoming movie, visit www.thenativitystory.com.

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