Joaquin Phoenix is set to star as Jesus in a new film “Mary Magdalene,” though he refused to do one of a miracles.
Joaquin Phoenix is personification Jesus in a arriving film, “Mary Magdalene,” though he refused to perform one of a miracles available in a gospels.
An early stage in a film compulsory a 44-year-old actor, who recently played Joker, to perform a spectacle from John’s gospel, in that Jesus healed a blind male by rubbing sand in his eyes (portrayed by a lady in a film).
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“I knew about that stage from a Bible, though we theory we had never unequivocally deliberate it,” Phoenix told CNN. “When we got there, we thought, ‘I’m not going to massage sand in her eyes. Who a f— would do that?’ It doesn’t make any sense. That is a terrible introduction to seeing.”
Phoenix took matters into his possess hands, by simply beating his thumb and rubbing a woman’s eyes. No sand though he argues it doesn’t take divided from a spectacle Jesus performed.
The film, set for recover on Good Friday, looks during a story of Jesus from a some-more delicate perspective, as many biblical scholars have lableled Mary Magdalene, played by Phoenix’s real-life girlfriend, Rooney Mara, a “first feminist.”
The film was creatively set for recover in late 2017 though was regularly pushed behind after The Weinstein Co. was held in a mixed accusations of sexual assault opposite writer Harvey Weinstein. IFC Films eventually expelled it.