Remember that time Dan Brown claimed biblical figure Mary Magdalene was actually Jesus’ wife? Yeah, I tried to forget it too. Rooney Mara (A Ghost Story, Nightmare On Elm Street) takes the lead in the film about Mary with co-stars Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Peter, one of Jesus’ disciples. Looks like it’s a serious Christian-themed film and maybe a companion piece to Mel Gibson’s The Passion of The Christ…. or, will it traverse the Noah end of the religio-cinematic spectrum. Looks “powerful” with a capital P.
Trailer after the jump!