Gravitas Ventures Acquires Spike Lee's 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus'

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus Film Still - H 2014
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The remake of Bill Gunn's 'Ganja Hess' will get a theatrical/VOD release in early 2015

Gravitas Ventures has acquired the North American distribution rights to Spike Lee's horror film Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, which stars Zaraah Abrahams and Stephen Tyrone.

Gravitas plans to release the remake of Bill Gunn's 1973 Blaxploitation film Ganja and Hess theatrically and on VOD on February 13, 2015. Da Sweet Blood of Jesus was launched with a Kickstarter campaign last year.

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The genre pic, from 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, is based on a script by Lee and Gunn. Tyrone plays an academic who becomes addicted to blood after finding a mysteriously cursed artifact.

Abrahams plays the wife of the academic who becomes involved in a dangerous romance. Da Sweet Blood of Jesus is produced by Lee and Chiz Schultz, who also produced Ganja and Hess, and is co-produced by Jason Sokoloff.