Watch: The director and co-stars of Last Days in the Desert discuss the film’s themes in a new featurette

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Last Days in the Desert premiered at Sundance over a year ago, and its release date is only two weeks away now, but very little footage from the film has made its way online. Heck, it wasn’t until last month that we even got to see a trailer for the film.

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Prophet Joseph — episodes three and four

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Synopsis. Jacob and his son Joseph are sitting outside the tent where Rachel has died giving birth to Benjamin, and they are mourning the death of their wife and mother when Jacob’s sister Faegheh arrives. After burying Rachel, the clan proceeds to the town where Abraham and Isaac are buried, and Jacob pays a visit to his ancestors’ graves. Joseph’s brothers — and Jacob’s surviving wife and concubines — begin to murmur jealously that Jacob favours Joseph above all the other children, so Faegheh, who is childless, offers to raise Joseph herself. But then one day Joseph goes missing while he and the other children are playing a game of hide-and-seek.

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Ben-Hur: a new photo and a couple new soundbites

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Can’t let a week go by without another Ben-Hur update!

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Box office: Winter but no Christmas for The Huntsman, and Zootopia becomes the 8th-biggest animated film worldwide

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There was good news and bad news for Chris Hemsworth this week.

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Last Days in the Desert soundtrack album coming May 13

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Soundtrack.net reports that Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack to Last Days in the Desert on May 13, the same day the movie — which stars Ewan McGregor as both Jesus and the Devil — opens theatrically in limited release.

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It’s a Her reunion! Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to play Jesus opposite Rooney Mara’s Mary Magdalene

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Deadline reports that Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to play Jesus in Garth Davis’s Mary Magdalene, which has Rooney Mara attached to play the title role.

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