Joaquin Phoenix Plays Jesus in The Trailer For MARY MAGDALENE with Rooney Mara

This first trailer has been released for an interesting new religious film called Mary Magdalene, and it actually looks really good. It doesn't hurt that the film has a great cast that includes Rooney Mara (The Social Network, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) in the title role and Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line, The Master) in the role of Jesus Christ.

The movie comes from Gareth Davis (Lion) and it tells the story of Mary Magdalene and the relationship she had with Jesus. Here's the synopsis:

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.

Mary Magdalene also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tahar Rahim. It's set to be released in theaters on March 16, 2018.

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