IFC Films debuts full trailer for Mary Magdalene
A week after acquiring the rights to the biblical drama Mary Magdalene starring Rooney Mara (A Ghost Story) and Joaquin Phoenix (Joker), IFC Films has released a new trailer for the epic which can be viewed in the player below!
The film was originally set to be released March of last year by The Weinstein Company, but after the studio’s bankruptcy due to co-founder Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct, the film was shelved until IFC Films acquired the U.S. distribution rights this month and set it for an April 12 release.
The new release date will see the film going up against three big movies including Universal Pictures’ comedy film Little starring Regina Hall and Issa Rae; LAIKA’s newest animated stop-motion film Missing Link; and lastly, Lionsgate’s highly-anticipated Hellboy reboot.
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.
Directed by DGA Award winner Garth Davis (Lion) and produced by See-Saw Films’ Iain Canning (Lion, The King’s Speech) and Emile Sherman (Lion, The King’s Speech), Mary Magdalene is the latest collaboration from the team behind last year’s $140 million worldwide box office success and six-time Academy Award-nominated film Lion alongside Animal Kingdom producer Liz Watts.
Mary Magdalene is set to hit theaters on April 12.