In a recent television appearance, “Sound of Freedom” star Jim Caviezel expressed his belief that former president Donald Trump is “the new Moses,” who, if elected in 2024, will spearhead a liberation movement for victims of child sex trafficking.
Known for his portrayal of Jesus in the 2004 film “The Passion of the Christ,” Caviezel has made waves in recent years for his support of the QAnon community and QAnon-related conspiracy theories, some of which include the accusation that “global elites” are involved in a coordinated effort to kidnap children, have sex with them, and harvest their blood.
Though Caviezel’s characterization of Trump as a Moses-type figure appeared to be made somewhat in jest, his support for the former president and his belief that a future Trump Administration would be pivotal in the fight against human trafficking seemed sincere.
The comments came in the context of an interview on “Fox and Friends,” in which Caviezel sat down alongside “Sound of Freedom” producer Eduardo Verástegui with Fox News personality Brian Kilmeade to promote the film.
When asked if he has been surprised by the success of “Sound of Freedom,” which has grossed over $100 million, Caviezel said, “Well, you expect success. You want to make something that’s a phenomenal piece of work, but the timing has to be right, as well.”
Caviezel was referencing the fact that while “Sound of Freedom” was released earlier this month, the film was completed more than four years ago. It was originally set to be distributed by 20th Century Fox, but when Disney bought the studio, “Sound of Freedom” was shelved.
After the filmmakers bought the distribution rights back from the newly minted 20th Century Studios, they eventually struck a distribution deal with Angel Studios, a faith-based studio best known for its partnership with the critically acclaimed show “The Chosen.”
Verástegui noted that a number of studios declined to distribute “Sound of Freedom,” including Netflix and Amazon.
“And when this was finished back in , we had it ready to go in , and then COVID hit, and of course there were other things that occurred,” Caviezel said. “But the timing has to be there. And, right now, the American people are pretty much fed up with quite a bit—a lot of stuff. And one [issue] is the soft border wall.”
When discussing his portrayal of Tim Ballard, a former federal agent depicted in the film as rescuing child sex trafficking victims in South America, Caviezel noted that Ballard himself signed off on Caviezel playing the role.