Joaquin Phoenix is Jesus & Rooney Mara is his Confidant in “Mary Magdalene” Trailer (Video)

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MV5BMTYxNzMyMjI1MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNDM4NjgzNDM@._V1_UX182_CR0,0,182,268_AL_Universal Pictures UK has released the latest international trailer for starring Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara.

The upcoming biblical drama looks at the story of Jesus (Phoenix) through the perspective of his confidant Mary Magdalene (Mara), who was an apostle whose position was diminished due to men in the church.

The film opens in the U.K. on March 16, but those in the U.S. will have to wait, due to issues with the Weinstein Company. The film was originally slated in time for Easter, but I doubt it will make that window.

Lion helmer Garth Davis directs from a script by Helen Edmundson and Phillippa Goslett. The film also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tahar Rahim.  Check out the trailer below.

Here is the official synopsis for Mary Magdalene:

“Mary Magdalene is an authentic and humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history. The biblical biopic tells the story of Mary (Rooney Mara), a young woman in search of a new way of living. Constricted by the hierarchies of the day, Mary defies her traditional family to join a new social movement led by the charismatic Jesus of Nazareth (Joaquin Phoenix). She soon finds a place for herself within the movement and at the heart of a journey that will lead to Jerusalem. Written by Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett, Mary Magdalene also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tahar Rahim.”

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