First ‘Last Days In The Desert’ Image Reveals Ewan McGregor As Jesus | Film News


Ewan McGregor has played a lot of roles in his time as a well established actor – a heroine addict, a singing play-write, a Jedi and a giant slayer; now it seems his latest role has landed him as the Son of God himself, Jesus Christ. Directed by Rodrigo Garcia, Last Days in The Desert tells an imagined chapter of Jesus fasting and praying in the wilderness for 40 days, as he struggles to deal with the Devil.


Next month, Garcia’s new movie will be shown at Sundance Festival and will no doubt split audiences, as many self proclaimed ‘faith’ narratives do. It will be interesting to see McGregor as this gigantic character, and with films like Mother of Child and Blue under Garcia’s belt, we’ll have to see how well he deals with such an important and famous Bible story. Also starring Tye Sheridan, Ciaran Hinds and Ayelet Zurer, Last Days in The Desert premieres at Sundance on January 25.



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