Mary Magdalene gets its first promo reel at Cannes

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There are two Bible-themed movies coming out in November — just six months from now — and so far there have been no trailers or clips for either film.

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Newsbites: Mary Magdalene! Chasing the Star! Jesus VR!

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Three quick items about three new Jesus films coming out later this year.

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A Kenyan film about the suicide of Judas Iscariot

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The Nairobian has a fascinating article on a new movie about Jesus, Judas and Mary Magdalene that was produced in Kenya and had its premiere there last month.

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Mary Magdalene director Garth Davis says Rooney Mara’s version of the character will not be a prostitute

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Garth Davis is making the rounds to promote his first feature film Lion, which tells the true story of an Indian boy who was adopted by an Australian couple and then, as an adult, used Google Earth to find the village of his birth.

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New pictures: Aviv Alush as Jesus in The Shack, Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus with Rooney Mara in Mary Magdalene

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Jesus will be on the big screen in at least two movies next year, and if you want to get a sense of what he will look like, we now have new pictures from both films.

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Brad Pitt still wants to make that movie about Pontius Pilate

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Longtime readers of this blog might recall that Brad Pitt was once attached to a movie about Pontius Pilate. He was said to have abandoned that project two years ago, but now comes word via The New York Times that Pitt still wants to make that film.

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