After disappearing from the U.S. release date calendar in the wake of allegations leveled against The Weinstein Company founder and producer Harvey Weinstein, Garth Davis’ historical look at the life of Mary Magdalene has found a new home at IFC Films. “Mary Magdalene,” the “Lion” director’s second film, stars Rooney Mara in the eponymous role as one of Jesus’ closest confidants, with Joaquin Phoenix playing Jesus and Chiwetel Ejiofor appearing as Peter. Mary Magdalene” was originally set to be released by The Weinstein Company in March 2018, before founder and producer Weinstein was hit with multiple allegations of sexual harassment and abuse, leading to the dissolution of the boutique distributor (which is now owned by Lantern Capital). The film premiered at the National Gallery in London in February 2018, and it was released in the UK in March 2018 by Focus Features. IFC will release the film in the U.S. this spring, with an April 12 release date already lined up.

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