"Mary Magdalene," one of the last remaining orphans from The Weinstein Company, has found a new home.
IFC Films has acquired the U.S. rights to the drama, which stars Rooney Mara as the titular Biblical figure and Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus. "Mary Magdalene" will open in theaters April 12.
The movie has undergone a long, tumultuous journey. TWC acquired it in February 2016 and set an American release date for Easter 2018.
However, TWC was rocked by the downfall of Harvey Weinstein. As the company went into disarray, "Mary Magdalene's" American release was put on hold along with several other films.
The drama follows Mary Magdalene, who flees the marriage her family has arranged for her and finds a sense of purpose in a radical new movement led by Jesus of Nazareth. The sole woman among his band of disciples, she undergoes a spiritual awakening and becomes drawn into conflict with Jesus’ apostles.
In the first century, free-spirited Mary Magdalene flees the marriage her family has arranged for her, finding refuge and a sense of purpose in a radical new movement led by the charismatic, rabble-rousing preacher named Jesus. The sole woman among his band of disciples, Mary defies the prejudices of a patriarchal society as she undergoes a profound spiritual awakening and finds herself at the center of an Earth-shaking historical moment. Read More