Chiwetel Ejiofor Joins “Mary Magdalene”

Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to play Peter the Apostle in “Mary Magdalene” for The Weinstein Company and See Saw Pictures.

Rooney Mara is set to star in the title role alongside Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus Christ. Ejiofor will play Peter, one of Jesus’ twelve apostles and his lead disciple. He was also a fisherman and was with Jesus during key events only witnessed by a few apostles. He also famously denied Jesus three times, and was forgiven after the Resurrection.

Garth Davis will helm from a script by Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett. Shooting begins this summer for a 2017 release. Iain Canning and Emile Sherman will produce.

Source: Variety