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
New pictures: Aviv Alush as Jesus in The Shack, Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus with Rooney Mara in Mary Magdalene
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.
Just a few quick recent news items with a religious hook.
The Hollywood Reporter says Israeli actress Hadas Yaron has joined the cast of Mary Magdalene as the title character’s sister-in-law Sarah. The film’s previously announced co-stars include Rooney Mara as Mary Magdalene, Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Peter and Tahar Rahim as Judas Iscariot.
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.