Movie Alert: ‘Mary Magdalene’ Featuring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rooney Mara | Watch Trailer

Movie Alert: 'Mary Magdalene' Featuring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rooney Mara | Watch Trailer

Universal has released the first trailer for Garth Davis‘ Mary Magdalene.

Joaquin Phoenix plays the role of Jesus Christ, while Rooney Mara plays Mary Magdalene. Chiwetel Ejiofor co-stars as Apostle Peter.

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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