Mary Magdalene Trailer Features Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix

Mary Magdalene

by James White |
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While the casting of Rooney Mara as the title character and Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus in Mary Magdalene has been hit with a lot of whitewashing criticism, the team behind the drama – including Lion director Garth Davis – is cracking on with getting the word out about it. The trailer has arrived and can be watched below.

Mary Magdalene, written by Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett, attempts to paint a clearer picture of one of the most enigmatic figures in Bible tales. Here, Mary is a young woman struggling against the constricts of the hierarchies under which she lives, and finds something different when she starts following Jesus.

And even though some of his other disciples are none to pleased about the presence of the apparent outcast, the two bond. We'll have to wait and see the reaction to the whole film, which arrives on 16 March.

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