"Mary Magdalene" starring Rooney Mara and Joaqun Phoenix [Trailer]

Garth Davis' decision to make a movie about Mary and Jesus is strange, albeit there's plenty of box-office potential with the bible belt most likely the targeted demographic. The fact that Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix signed up for this movie is what sells it for me. Two of the best actors of their generation. The trailer is underwhelming, painting a by-the-books depiction of the biblical events. At least, Mel Gibson went the horror genre roots and aimed to shock and depict it as realistically as possible.

"Mary Magdalene" will be released on March 30th, 2018 just in time for Easter and, err, Passover.