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Rooney Mara Is MARY MAGDALENE In First Trailer For Garth Davis' Biblical Biopic

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First look at the upcoming biblical drama.







Christian cinema traditionally conjures up images of low budget productions starring washed up former child stars, but in recent years we've seen respected filmmakers like Martin Scorsese (Silence), Darren Aronofsky (Noah) and Kevin Reynolds (Risen) deliver movies aimed primarily at a religiously inclined audience.

The trend continues as director Garth Davis follows up his Oscar nominated drama Lion by reuniting with Rooney Mara to tell the story of Mary Magdalene (her son is quite famous - google her!). The film also stars Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus (of course it does!), along with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tahar Rahim.

Mary Magdalene is in UK/ROI cinemas March 16th 2018.


The official synopsis reads:

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.



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