Chiwetel Ejiofor can play Peter the Apostle
The main role in the biopic on Mary Magdalene will be performed by felicity Jones.
Chiwetel Ejiofor is negotiating to participate in the film, which will be dedicated to the history of Mary Magdalene. If the transaction is closed, the actor will get the role of the Apostle Peter.
Previously, the project was joined by Rooney Mara, who will play itself Magdalene. It was also reported interest from Joaquin Phoenix, who claims to be the Christ. Plot details of the paintings were not disclosed. We only know that we present “a true and humanistic portrait of one of the most mysterious and obscure spiritual figures in history.”
Peter was one of the 12 apostles of Christ. It is also considered the first Pope. On the night after Jesus ‘ arrest he thrice denied him. But later Peter repented and was forgiven.
For the setting of the picture will meet Garth Davis, one of the Directors of the lauded TV series “Top of the lake” Sundance channel. The script was written by Helen Edmundson and Philip Haslett.
This year with the participation of Ejiofor came crime Thriller “Three nines”. 3 Nov actor will be seen in kenogamissi “Dr. Strange”, where he appears in the company of Benedict Cumberbatch, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton and Michael Stuhlbarg.