A new trailer for Mary Magdalene has just been released.
The film has a very intriguing pedigree: It stars Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus, Rooney Mara as Mary Magdalene and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Peter. The movie’s directed by Garth Davis, who saw positive critical attention for his 2016 film Lion.
From the official synopsis:
[lborder]For the first time, the incredible story of Mary Magdalene is told through her own eyes. In the first century A.D., the free-spirited Mary (Rooney Mara) flees the marriage her family has arranged for her, finding refuge and a sense of purpose in a radical new movement led by the charismatic, rabble-rousing preacher Jesus (Joaquin Phoenix). The sole woman among his band of disciples, Mary defies the prejudices of a patriarchal society as she undergoes a profound spiritual awakening and finds herself at the center of an earth-shaking historical moment.[/lborder]
The movie was originally slated to be released in the U.S. over Easter weekend last year, but was temporarily shelved after The Weinstein Company imploded in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving Harvey Weinstein.
The film releases everywhere April 12.