IFC Films has released a new official trailer for the dramatic film, Mary Magdalene, along with a new poster promoting the upcoming April theatrical release. Mary Magdalene was one of the films caught up in the mess at The Weinstein Company and is just now heading toward theaters thanks to IFC Films stepping in and snatching it up for distribution.
Rooney Mara handles the titular role and Joaquin Phoenix co-stars as Jesus. The cast also includes Chiwetel Ejiofor as Peter, Tahar Rahim as Judas, Ryan Corr as Joseph, Denis Menochet as Daniel, Ariane Labed as Rachel, and Tawfeek Barhom as James.
Garth Davis (Lion, Top of the Lake) directed from a screenplay by Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett. Davis’ behind the scenes team includes director of photography Greig Fraser, editors Alexandre De Franceschi and Melanie Ann Oliver, production designer Fiona Crombie, and costume designer Jacqueline Durran.
The drama will open in theaters on April 12, 2019 followed by a release on digital and On Demand on April 19th. The MPAA has given Mary Magdalene an R rating for “some bloody and disturbing images.”
“She is one of the most transformative yet misunderstood women in history, alternately vilified as a sinner and canonized as a saint. For the first time, the incredible story of Mary Magdalene is told through her own eyes.
In the first century A.D., the free-spirited Mary (Mara) flees the marriage her family has arranged for her, finding refuge and a sense of purpose in a radical new movement led by the charismatic, rabble-rousing preacher Jesus (Phoenix). The sole woman among his band of disciples, Mary defies the prejudices of a patriarchal society as she undergoes a profound spiritual awakening and finds herself at the center of an earth-shaking historical moment.
Boldly challenging received wisdom, Mary Magdalene is a rapturous, moving account of a miraculous woman who risked everything to follow her faith.”