Mel Gibson screened The Passion for some people in Washington, including Peggy Noonan, Cal Thomas, Matt Drudge, and people from the White House and Capitol Hill. They all were deeply moved by it and dismissed any of the criticism that has been launched against the movie.
A new tidbit from the article:
“I’ve heard people talking about how I can’t get a distributor,” the casually dressed Gibson—sporting sweat pants, sandals and white socks—told the four dozen audience members. “Believe me, I can get a distributor.”
That’s good news, but not unexpected. With all the buzz that this movie is creating, I’d be surprised if some distributor didn’t pick it up. It’s going to be a box office success.