Are you ready to see Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus? Like it or not next Spring, you will see him play Jesus Of Nazareth in Mary Magdalene. Lion director Garth Davis is directing the story of the woman who follows Jesus witnessing his crucifixion and resurrection. Rooney Mara is playing the titular role and her choice in the role opened a lot of eyes. Now we have the first image (see above)
MARY MAGDALENE is an authentic and humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history. The biblical biopic tells the story of Mary (Rooney Mara), a young woman in search of a new way of living. Constricted by the hierarchies of the day, Mary defies her traditional family to join a new social movement led by the charismatic Jesus of Nazareth (Joaquin Phoenix). She soon finds a place for herself within the movement and at the heart of a journey that will lead to Jerusalem. Written by Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett, MARY MAGDALENE also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tahar Rahim.
The first trailer will be released this Wednesday 29th November, stay tuned we will bring you that when it arrives in our inbox.
Mary Magdalene is released in the UK on 16th March 2018.