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Mary Magdalene starring Rooney Mara & Joaquin Phoenix releases new cast featurette

The big screen Biblical epic arrives in cinemas just in time for Easter.

Mary Magdalene
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Mary Magdalene, the Biblical story heading to cinemas this week, has just released a brand new cast featurette.

The Garth Davis directed film is released in cinemas on 16th March and stars Rooney Mara in the lead role of Mary Magdalene.

The brand new featurette takes a look into the making of the inspiring and empowering film and arrives just in time for Easter.

The film lets audiences discover more about the incredible life of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history, and addresses a few inaccuracies about Mary’s story that were tarnished in the years that followed.

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.

Rooney Mara was last seen in A Ghost Story alongside Casey Affleck, and has appeared in the movies Song to Song, The Discovery, Una, Side Effects, Pan, Carol, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and A’int Them Bodies Saints. She has also worked with her Mary Magdalene director before too – on the critical, award-nominated hit Lion, co-starring alongside Dev Patel (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel).

Joaquin Phoenix has proven time and again his versatility as an actor. The star appeared with Rooney Mara in the movie Her, and most recently worked on You Were Never Really Here, Irrational Man and Inherent Vice.

Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix will next appear onscreen together in Gus Van Sant’s latest film Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, due to hit cinemas in July 2018.

Check out the new ‘Cast’ featurette for Mary Magdalene below;

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