Chiwetel Ejiofor In Talks to Play Peter the Apostle In ‘Mary Magdalene’ Movie

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Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to join Mary Magdalene as Peter the Apostle. If cast, the Oscar nominee will star opposite Rooney Mara as Magdalene and Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus Christ in the Garth Davis-directed film, which is being described as an “authentic and humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history.”

Peter was one of Jesus’ 12 disciples who, upon Jesus’ arrest and later crucifixion, infamously denied him three times. He was later forgiven and acted as a leader in the early Christian Church and is recognized as the first Pope of the Roman Catholic Church.

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