Ewan McGregor’s Jesus-and-Satan movie goes to Scotland

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It has been five months since Last Days in the Desert — starring Ewan McGregor as both Jesus and Satan — premiered at Sundance, and the film still does not have a distributor, as far as I know. But it has made the rounds at a few more festivals since then, and this week it came to Edinburgh in McGregor’s native Scotland.

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Last Days in the Desert: the Sundance round-up

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Last Days in the Desert, the low-budget film that stars Ewan McGregor as both Jesus and Satan, had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival two nights ago, and the reviews so far have been pretty positive. The filmmakers were also there to discuss the film. What follows is a round-up of reviews and interviews from the festival.

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Christianity Today speaks to the director and star of the indie Jesus film Last Days in the Desert

lastdaysinthedesert-51253The film won’t premiere at Sundance for another 13 days, but Christianity Today’s Alissa Wilkinson posted an exclusive interview tonight with Last Days in the Desert director Rodrigo Garcia and his star Ewan McGregor, who plays both Jesus and Satan in the low-budget film — and along the way, she offers a few review-ish opinions of the film itself, all of them positive.

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More pics from the Jesus/Satan film Last Days in the Desert

last-days-in-the-desert-ewan-mcgregor-hi-resNew photos from Last Days in the Desert, the indie film starring Ewan McGregor as both Jesus and Satan, went online today. They include logo-free versions of the McGregor photos that came out last week, as well as all-new photos of Ciarán Hinds, Ayelet Zurer and Tye Sheridan as the “family in crisis” that Jesus encounters near the end of his 40 days of temptation in the wilderness. Check ’em out below the jump.

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Ewan McGregor on playing Jesus — or, rather, Yeshua — and the Devil in Last Days in the Desert

last-days-in-the-desert-ewan-mcgregor-hi-resTwo days ago, the Sundance Film Festival revealed that one of the many films premiering there next month would be Last Days in the Desert, starring Ewan McGregor as both Jesus and the Devil in a story set during the 40 days of temptation that followed Jesus’ baptism.

Yesterday, Entertainment Weekly posted the first official photo from the movie, along with an article that confirms that the “family in crisis” Jesus encounters on his way out of the wilderness is a first-century Jewish family: [Read more...]

Ewan McGregor plays Jesus and the Devil in Last Days in the Desert, premiering next month at Sundance

last-days-in-the-desert-ewan-mcgregor-hi-resBack in February, there were reports that Ewan McGregor was going to play a holy man and a demon in a film called Last Days in the Desert, directed by Rodrigo Garcia (Albert Nobbs) with Emmanuel Lubezki (Tree of Life, Gravity, Birdman) handling the cinematography.

Today, the Sundance Film Festival announced that it will host the film’s premiere next month — and it also revealed that McGregor isn’t playing just any old holy man or demon:
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