In the wake of Sinead O'Connor's controversial turn as the Virgin Mary in the new film, "The Butcher Boy," yet another musician is in discussions to land a divine role, as Alanis Morissette is being considered for the part of God in "Dogma."
The film, a religious comedy to be directed by Kevin Smith of "Clerks" and "Chasing Amy" fame, is about to start shooting, with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck of "Good Will Hunting" starring as a pair of angels.
Morissette's publicist had no comment on reports that the singer has been cast as God, nor did Miramax, the company producing the movie.
Morissette is already attached to another otherworldly film, as she contributes a song to the soundtrack of "City of Angels," the remake of Wim Wenders' "Wings of Desire" featuring Meg Ryan and Nicholas Cage. The song, "Uninvited," is her first new recording since 1995's "Jagged Little Pill."
As we previously reported (see "Morissette's 'Uninvited'
Websites Shut Down, No Tours On The Books"), the Recording Industry Association of America moved to shut down several websites last month when the song leaked onto the airwaves and the internet.