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New US Trailer for Rooney Mara's 'Mary Magdalene' Opening in April

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March 27, 2019
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Mary Magdalene

"You love my son, don't you? Then you must prepare yourself…" "For what?" "To lose him." IFC Films has debuted one more, final trailer for Garth Davis' Mary Magdalene, a long lost film which was originally set to be released last year. This was one of The Weinstein Company's big releases in 2018, but everything fell apart. The film still went through with its international release everywhere else, but it took over a year for another distributor to buy the right for US release. Now they're putting out Mary Magdalene in US theaters in April, a year after it already opened elsewhere around the world. Rooney Mara plays Mary Magdalene, and Joaquin Phoenix plays Jesus in this retelling of the biblical story of these two. The full cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor as Peter, Tahar Rahim as Judas Iscariot, Ryan Corr as Joseph, with Ariane Labed. This looks very powerful, as most religious stories usually are. Maybe a few people still want to see the film.

Here's the final official US trailer (+ new poster) for Garth Davis' Mary Magdalene, direct from YouTube:

Mary Magdalene Poster

You can also still rewatch the original US trailer for Mary Magdalene here, or another international trailer.

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. Mary Magdalene is directed by Australian filmmaker Garth Davis, of the film Lion previously and episodes of "Top of the Lake". The screenplay is written by Philippa Goslett and Helen Edmundson. The film premiered and already opened throughout most of Europe (and the world) last spring, but was pulled from the 2018 schedule due to The Weinstein Company falling apart. IFC Films finally picked it up from them, and will be releasing Davis' Mary Magdalene in select US theaters starting April 12th this spring. Anyone still into it?

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7 Comments

1

punch of lies. They trying to present Jesus like "West Man". A character that we knows it well from Europe culture. What about Mary !! Does they know how she was really living ? Also, Does every Jesus met a Black African guy ?

Quast on Mar 27, 2019

2

Anyone want to try and decipher this comment? Anyone?

Charles Knowlton on Mar 28, 2019

3

Breep, bizat, bazoink - does not compute.

Godstrike on Mar 28, 2019

4

I certainly don't care about religion or about Mary Magdalene. But I do care about Rooney Mara and some other members of the cast. As already said, there might be, hopefully, some comparison with The Last Temptation of Christ when quality comes up as an issue. Definitely hoping to see something good here ...

shiboleth on Mar 27, 2019

5

Like The Last Temptation of Christ, this takes another view from a different perspective of the whole Christ myth. Scorsese's film was excellent and intelligent and based on one of the great novels ever written and by that remarkable writer Nikos Kazantzakis. That book of his is still one of the best I've ever read along with his Report to Greco. This new take will have to be something else indeed to surpass the Temptation film by Scorsese. I'm up for it as the typical biblical tales of Jesus are worn out and boring and not very reliable as to being truthful and seem more to be to be wishful thinking. I like this cast or at least the 3 main actors. I am having a hard time seeing Phoenix as Jesus. He's a talented and terrific actor, but from what I'm seeing here he just doesn't resonate for me as Jesus. I will give him the benefit of the doubt because he's such a talent and this is a different take on Jesus so I'll watch the film. I love Rooney Mara and find her one of the most interesting of all the young actresses working today. Ejiofor is always good and at least he's playing Peter here and not Judas...lol...I take a look at this for sure and hope for the best...and that it's an intelligent take on this whole story.

thespiritbo on Mar 27, 2019

6

The MCU is played out, and the DCU never had a chance. Time for the JCU!

Movie Bear on Mar 28, 2019

7

The actors alone could pull this project together.

DAVIDPD on Mar 28, 2019

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