First Image From LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT Features Ewan McGregor as Jesus In Exile

     December 10, 2014


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.


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