Saturday, July 23, 2016

Chiwetel Ejiofor to Play Peter the Apostle in ‘Mary Magdalene’

By Justin Kroll
HOLLYWOOD---Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to play Peter the Apostle in the Weinstein’s Company and See Saw Pictures’ “Mary Magdalene,” sources confirmed to Variety. Rooney Mara is set to star in the title role with Joaquin Phoenix playing Jesus Christ. Garth Davis will direct the pic from a script by Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett. Production is set to begin this summer for a 2017 release. See Saw’s Iain Canning and Emile Sherman will produce. Ejiofor will play Peter, one of Jesus’ 12 apostles and his lead disciple. [link]