Mary Magdalene gets its first promo reel at Cannes

Journalists say Rooney Mara’s Magdalene is “empowered”, while Joaquin Phoenix’s Jesus is “ethereal” and “kind of a bemused hippie?” Read more

Jerusalem: The Biography gets the TV series treatment

Simon Sebag Montefiore’s bestselling book spans three thousand years, from King David to the Six-Day War. Read more

American Gods will have “multiple versions of Jesus Christ”

Producer Bryan Fuller explains why the show’s depiction of Jesus makes him “teary-eyed”. Read more

First look: Joseph and Mary in Sony Animation’s The Star

Plus our first look at the movie’s main characters: Bo the donkey, Ruth the sheep and Dave the dove. Read more

Jonah: On Stage! takes epic live theatre to the big screen

Jonah and the whale will be swimming soon to a theatre near you. (more…) Read more

Box office: The Fate of the Furious breaks records overseas and worldwide but slips somewhat in North America

Plus a look at how The Shack is doing compared to other “faith-based” films overseas. Read more

Box office: The Case for Christ cracks the top ten

Meanwhile, Smurfs: The Lost Village had the lowest opening of any non-Aardman film produced by Sony Pictures Animation. Read more

New movie about Samson now shooting in South Africa

Includes several Instagram photos from behind the scenes. Read more

Exclusive: The Case for Christ author Lee Strobel on facts and feelings, and seeing your life turned into a movie

Strobel, a former atheist, converted to Christianity in 1981. He wrote about his conversion in 1998. And now that book has been turned into a film, opening in theatres across North America this week. Read more

Box office: Baby Alec Baldwin beats Beauty and the Beast

Plus an update on how The Shack is doing in its fifth week, relative to other “faith-based” films. Read more

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