IFC Films Acquires ‘Mary Magdalene’ With Rooney Mara for April Release

IFC Films has acquired the U.S. rights to “Mary Magdalene” starring Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus Christ for a release in less than a month, the company announced Wednesday.

Garth Davis’ religious drama had its world premiere at the National Gallery in London in 2018 and received an international release, but it was previously on The Weinstein Company slate and was caught in release limbo after the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Now IFC will open the film theatrically on April 12.

Mara stars as Mary Magdalene opposite Phoenix’s Jesus and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Peter. “Mary Magdalene” aims to depict the moving story of “one of the most misunderstood women in history alternately vilified as a sinner and canonized as a saint.” Here’s the full synopsis:

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In the First Century A.D., the free-spirited Mary

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