JIM CAVIEZEL TO REIGN AS BACCHUS XLIX

The Krewe of Bacchus has announced its king for 2017. 

Actor Jim Caviezel has been tapped for the honor. He is known for his portrayal of Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ" in 2004 as well as his role in "Person of Interest," the CBS crime series. 

Caviezel, a native of Mount Vernon, Washington, has worked on multiple films in the New Orleans area, according to a release. 

The theme for the Bacchus parade will be "Salute to the Saints' 50th." It will include 21 Saints floats, fans, mascots and former players. 

The parade will be on Sunday, Feb. 25, beginning at 5:15 p.m. at Tchoupitoulas Street and Napoleon Avenue.