While absent from all of the big Sundance updates we were posting earlier this week, director Rodrigo Garcia‘s new film Last Days In the Desert will indeed be playing the festival next month. Starring Ewan McGregor as Jesus, this film is bound to pick up the usual dust that accompanies movies that address this topic without self-identifying as “faith based.” What looks unimpeachable, however, is the visual aesthetic of the film, which was shot by Emmanuel Lubezki.
Hit the jump for a better look at the Last Days In the Desert image of Ewan McGregor as Jesus. The film also stars Tye Sheridan, Ciarán Hinds, and Ayelet Zurer. It premieres on January 25th at 6:30PM at the Eccles Theater as part of Sundance 2015.
Here’s the official synopsis for Last Days In the Desert:
Ewan McGregor is Jesus — and the Devil — in an imagined chapter from his forty days of fasting and praying in the desert. On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis, setting for himself a dramatic test.
Browse the links below for more Sundance 2015 coverage:
- Sundance 2015: First Images from DIGGING FOR FIRE, DON VERDEAN, END OF THE TOUR, and EXPERIMENTER
- Sundance 2015 First Images from MISTRESS AMERICA, SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE, GRANDMA, and I AM MICHAEL
- Sundance 2015: First Images From KNOCK KNOCK, COP CAR, THE NIGHTMARE and THE HALLOW
- Sundance 2015: First Images from HELLIONS, REVERSAL and TURBO KID
- Sundance Announces Spotlight, Midnight, and New Frontier Films for 2015 Festival; Includes Eli Roth’s KNOCK KNOCK Starring Keanu Reeves
- Sundance 2015: First Images from SLOW WEST, STRANGERLAND, GLASSLAND, and UMRIKA
- Sundance 2015: First Images From NASTY BABY, ENTERTAINMENT, JAMES WHITE, and TAKE ME TO THE RIVER
- Sundance 2015: First Images from ADVANTAGEOUS, THE BRONZE, DOPE, and PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS
- Sundance 2015: First Images From THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT, UNEXPECTED, and THE WITCH
- Sundance 2015: First STOCKHOLM, PENNSYLVANIA Image Reveals Saoirse Ronan; Plus First Images from SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME
- Sundance 2015: First Images from THE D TRAIN, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL, I SMILE BACK, and THE OVERNIGHT
- Sundance Announces U.S. and World Competition Films and NEXT Category for 2015 Festival