Rooney Mara Circling Mary Magdalene Biopic

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is in talks to play Mary Magdalene in the -directed biopic from Universal Pictures International Productions. MARY MAGDALENE, described as “an authentic and humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history,” would be a re-team for the director and Oscar-nominated actress, who worked together on Lion, due out in fall of this year.

Magdalene, a devoted follower of Jesus Christ who is believed to have witnessed his crucifixion and resurrection, developed a reputation during the Middle Ages as being a repentant prostitute, though none of the Gospels support that description.

Mara can currently be seen opposite Cate Blanchett in Todd Haynes’ Carol, for which Mara earned her second Academy Award nomination. She has also co-starred in Her, The Social Network, and earned her first Oscar nom as the lead in David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Mara can next be heard in the animated feature Kubo and the Two Strings.

and Philippa Goslett penned the for Mary Magdalene. 4 co-developed the biopic with . See-Saw’s and , the team behind The King’s Speech, Shame, and Macbeth, will produce.

Mara is repped by and . Davis, best known for directing Top of the Lake, is repped by . Edmundson is with , and Goslett with Casarotto Ramsey & Associates.

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