Wasnt it the RC Priest look alike that was cradling that Bible ? sure looked like it.
Watchtower bible used as a prop in a R rated movie
You're right smiddy, a priest is holding it which makes it even more strange as a choice of bible versions to hold up in a lethal injection scene. It's not like you can walk into a bible or book store and purchase a new world translation.
My best guess for an explanation would be a jw in the prop department, but who knows.
Chook said, "It was the bible that gave it , its R rating"
Funny as hell! I almost fell out of my bed!
"It was the bible that gave it , its R rating"
Actually, Chook might be on to something here. Maybe the movie makers contacted Watchtower asking for permission to use the NWT bible and Watchtower initially said no because they're afraid that JWs seeing the movie would be stumbled by it as it would indicate that the organization is partnering with Satan's world. After some back and forth negotiations Watchtower suggests that they can use the bible on one condition: That the movie be R rated. That way no JW would/should watch it and get stumbled. lol.
Prop companies have all sorts of books and literature just for the right movie, a lot of it is just things employees brought in from home, perhaps someone studied once or we used to "place" Bibles a long time ago too, there was even a separate category on our reporting slips for Bible.
The filming company most likely just specified "Bible (black)" and that's what they happened to have. From the exterior it looks just like a regular Bible, nobody really cares, there is so much going on in a movie that details like that go unnoticed, kind of like Ben Hur's watch.