MUNICH, Germany (AP) _ Jacqueline Bisset plays Mary and Armin Mueller Stahl is Joseph in a new made-for-TV movie about the life of Jesus.

Filming began Monday in Morocco, said the Kirch media group, which is financing the movie with several other European broadcasters. The movie will be shown on several European networks and on CBS in the United States.

The title role in ``The Bible _ Jesus'' is being played by an American, 25-year-old Jeremy Sisto.

The two-part movie is the latest in a project that began in 1993 to film the entire Bible. Ten episodes based on the Old Testament have been completed with stars including Richard Harris, Ben Kingsley, Dennis Hopper and Klaus Maria Brandauer.