A few quick items about three recent and upcoming movies about Jesus.
Mary Magdalene director Garth Davis says Rooney Mara’s version of the character will not be a prostitute
Just a few quick recent news items with a religious hook.
Watch: The first trailer for Lion, the first team-up between the director and co-star of the upcoming Mary Magdalene
Regular readers of this blog will know that a movie about Mary Magdalene is due to start shooting soon, with Rooney Mara as Mary Magdalene, Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Peter and Tahar Rahim as Judas. The film is being directed by Garth Davis, whose only previous feature film is a movie that hasn’t actually come out yet: Lion, an awards-season contender that also features Mara in its cast.