Universal Pictures has released the first Mary Magdalene trailer. The film stars Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tahar Rahim and opens in cinemas in 2018. As well as the trailer, we have two new images to share from the production.

Mary Magdalene trailer

Mary Magdalene Trailer: Rooney Mara plays the biblical figure

The biblical biopic tells the story of Mary (Rooney Mara), a young woman in search of a new way of living. Constricted by the hierarchies of the day, Mary defies her traditional family to join a new social movement led by the charismatic Jesus of Nazareth (Joaquin Phoenix). She soon finds a place for herself within the movement and at the heart of a journey that will lead to Jerusalem.

Related: First Look At Rooney Mara As ‘Mary Magdalene’

Written by Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett, Mary Magdalene also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tahar Rahim. Garth Davis directs.

Mary Magdalene trailer

Mary Magdalene is due in cinemas on March 16th 2018 . Watch the first Mary Magdalene trailer below.