Actors as varied as Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe and Jim Caviezel have played Jesus Christ on the big screen, and Rodrigo Santoro will do the same in “Ben-Hur” this summer. But first comes Ewan McGregor as the Son of God in “Last Days In The Desert,” and the first trailer has arrived.
Also starring Tye Sheridan, Ciaran Hinds and Ayelet Zurer, and with Rodrigo Garcia (“Albert Nobbs“) directing, the drama follows Jesus into the desert, where he spends forty days and forty nights in a psychological showdown with the Devil with nary an AirBnb in sight. Here’s the synopsis:
Last Days in the Desert follows Jesus (Ewan McGregor) in an imagined chapter from his forty days of fasting and praying in the desert. On his way out of the wilderness, he struggles with the Devil, also played by McGregor, over the fate of an ordinary family in crisis, setting for himself a dramatic test with distinctly human conflicts.
“Last Days In The Desert” will open on May 13th. Watch below.