Trisha Yearwood Cast as Mary in Fox's Live Musical Event, "The Passion"

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Trisha Yearwood has been cast in the role of Mary, mother of Jesus Christ, in the upcoming Fox live musical event, The Passion. The network announced the casting decision on Friday, at the Television Critics Association’s press tour.

Set in modern times, The Passion depicts Christ's last hours as he sits down to the Last Supper before he is betrayed by Judas.

In addition to Trisha Yearwood, other notables in The Passion include Prince Royce, who plays the disciple Peter. Tyler Perry will serve as both event host and narrator.

This isn't the only "live event" that will air on Fox in the coming weeks. The network will air Grease: Live, starring Julianne Moore, Aaron Tveit, and Vanessa Hudgens on January 31.

The Passion
is set to air the week before Easter, on March 20. The modern times slant might make this live event one worth checking out.

Trisha Yearwood is best known for her many years in the country music world. She is married to fellow country crooner Garth Brooks. She has also written some best-selling cookbooks.

Can you see Trisha Yearwood playing the role of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ? Does The Passion sound like something you might tune in to see a week ahead of Easter?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.