Casting Call: Mary Magdalene

Published February 12, 2016

In which we suggest who should star in the next big adaptation, remake, or historical film. 

Mary Magdalene is one of the most enigmatic figures in the Bible, and a character whose presence in Christianity extends far beyond her dozen or so mentions in the four Gospels. While this might not sound like much, it’s more than most of Christ’s apostles, and Mary was said to be present not only at the death of Christ, but at his resurrection. Outside the Gospels, Mary is speculated to have been a prostitute, the wife of John the Evangelist, or in more creative interpretations, the wife of Christ himself. This fascinating Biblical figure reportedly has her own film in the works at See-Saw Films, with Gareth Davis to direct and Rooney Mara in talks to play the lead. Here are our picks for a Passion story told from the perspective of Mary Magdalene. 


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