Joaquin Phoenix is reportedly in early talks to play Jesus in Garth Davis’ “Mary Magdalene” film at See-Saw Films, Film4 and Universal Pictures Intl. Productions.
The story is described as an authentic and humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history, with “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” star Rooney Mara playing Mary.
Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett penned the script while Iain Canning and Emile Sherman will produce. Filming aims to begin production this summer ahead of a 2017 release through The Weinstein Company in the United States.