Hollywood action man Mel Gibson had some special help on his upcoming pet project THE PASSION - from the Holy Ghost.

The devout Catholic has created controversy with his retelling of the crucifixion of JESUS CHRIST - but Gibson, who has written, directed and starred in the new movie, feels secure in the knowledge he had extra-special spiritual help throughout the shoot.

He explains, "I'm not a preacher and I'm not a pastor. But I really feel my career was leading me to make this. The Holy Ghost was working through me on this film, and I was just directing traffic. I hope the film has the power to evangelise."

The movie, which stars James Caviezel as Christ, is due for release in March (04).

01/07/2003 17:25