We never thought we’d see Joaquin Phoenix playing Jesus Christ in a movie, but here we are. The first trailer for Mary Magdalene was released this week, and it promises to be a little different than your typical Biblical drama.
Rooney Mara stars in the movie as Mary, Phoenix as Jesus, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Paul. The great Garth Davis (Lion) is the director behind this project, which chronicles the story of the “titular Biblical figure as she becomes more embedded into the life of Jesus Christ and his Apostles.”
This movie looks stunning. The picture is beautiful. What’s interesting is that Universal Pictures International is handling distribution around the world, but The Weinstein Company is still handling U.S. distribution. Most projects connected with the company recently have tried their best to distance themselves from the Weinstein name.
We have to imagine the folks behind this movie will do the same before its release. By the way, Mary Magdalene is scheduled to be released inside theaters March 30, 2018.
Check out the trailer below…