‘The King’s Speech’ Producer Working On Mary Magdalene Biopic | Film News
One of the most controversial biblical figures in religious history is about to get her own biopic: Mary Magdalene. This comes courtesy of the makers of the critically-acclaimed The King’s Speech, Iain Canning and Emilie Sherman, who are putting it together with See-Saw Films, Film4 and Universal. Armed with a screenplay from Helen Edmundson and Phillipa Goslett, Garth Davis will helm the project as director.
Mary Magdalene was a follower of Jesus who, according to the Bible, witnessed his crucifixion and resurrection. However, an argument that has forever fought with Christianity was that Mary Magdalene was more than simply a follower of Jesus, instead being his wife. This argument was the centre of the historical conspiracy film The Da Vinci Code, which argues in affirmation of the marriage of Jesus and Magdalene by citing scripture from rejected Gospels.
It further theories that the descendants of their union may still be found in the world. This is not the first time Mary Magdalene has appeared on the big screen as Barbara Hershey starred as the character in Martin Scorsese‘s The Last Temptation of Christ. She has also been played by Monica Bellucci in Mel Gibson‘s The Passion of the Christ and Joanna Dunham in The Greatest Story Ever Told.
It has not yet been revealed who will play the infamous Apostle or how her character is being approached by the writers. Will she be a devoted follower of Jesus? Or will the film portray her as something more and court controversy from the Church?
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