Tahar Rahim (“A Prophet,” “The Last Panthers”) is in talks to play Judas Iscariot in the “Mary Magdalene” film for The Weinstein Company and See Saw Pictures.
Rooney Mara is set to star in the title role alongside Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus Christ. Chiwetel Ejiofor is also in talks to play Peter the Apostle. Judas was one of the twelve apostles and his betrayal of Jesus by a kiss in exchange for 30 silver coins has made his name synonymous with treason.
Garth Davis will direct from a script by Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett. Liz Watts, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman will produce and filming kicks off later this Summer.