Mary Magdalene — New Official Trailer

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added: Wed, Mar 27th '19

An official U.S. trailer has been released for the long-delayed biblical drama "Mary Magdalene," starring two-time Oscar nominee Rooney Mara in the title role, with three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix co-starring as Jesus of Nazareth.

Australian director Garth Davis, who previously helmed the Oscar-nominated Dev Patel-Nicole Kidman biographical drama "Lion," directs this new biblical interpretation of the events surrounding the crucifixion, which is told from Mary Magdalene's perspective, focusing on her personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

The cast also includes Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) as Peter the Apostle and French-Algerian actor Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) as Judas.

Though it was released in several international markets early last year, the film is only now getting a U.S. release, as it was a distribution casualty of last year's Weinstein scandal.

Now acquired by IFC Films, "Mary Magdalene" is hitting theaters April 12th and on VOD April 19th.

synopsis:
She is one of the most transformative yet misunderstood women in history, alternately vilified as a sinner and canonized as a saint. 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. Boldly challenging received wisdom, Mary Magdalene is a rapturous, moving account of a miraculous woman who risked everything to follow her faith.

 

directed by   Garth Davis

starring   Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tahar Rahim, Ariane Labed, Denis Menochet, Lubna Azabal, Tchecky Kary, Hadas Yaron, Ryan Corr, Irit Sheleg

release date   April 12, 2019 (in theaters); April 19, 2019 (on VOD)

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