Back to IndieWire

Broad Green Pictures Adds ‘Last Days in The Desert’ Starring Ewan McGregor to 2016 Slate

Broad Green Pictures Adds 'Last Days in The Desert' Starring Ewan McGregor to 2016 Slate

Broad Green Pictures has added acclaimed writer-director
Rodrigo García’s (“Mother and
Child”) “Last
Days in the Desert” to their 2016 film slate. The character study debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and stars Ewan McGregor
as both Jesus and the Devil in the heat of a tense tug of war.

READ MORE: Meet the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers #12: Rodrigo Garcia’s ‘Last Days in the Desert’ Has Ewan McGregor Taking on Jesus

The film follows Jesus
in an imagining of his forty days of solitude, fasting and praying in the
desert. He struggles with the Devil over the fate of an ordinary family in
crisis, forcing himself to face a difficult test with distinctly human struggles.

Days in the Desert’ is an ambitious and unique film that
deserves an equally-as-unique release plan and pattern,” said Dylan Wiley,
Broad Green’s President of Specialty Releasing. “We’re very pleased
to be partnering with Tugg and Different Drummer to bring it to audiences
everywhere in a meaningful and innovative manner.”

Broad Green Pictures is planning a 2016 release.

READ MORE: Sundance Premiere ‘Last Days in the Desert’ Awarded Dolby Family Sound Fellowship

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: Features and tagged , , , ,

Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox