TWC Sets Release Dates For ‘MARY MAGDALENE, THE CURRENT WAR’ & More
The Weinstein Company (TWC) has announced that they’ve set release dates for three upcoming films: MARY MAGDALENE from Lion director Gareth Davis, starring Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix and Chiwetel Ejiofor for November 24, 2017. The second The Current War, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse, will open on December 22, 2017. And lastly, Wind River, marks Taylor Sheridan’s directorial debut, starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen will hit theaters on August 4, 2017.
Mary Magdalene is described as an authentic and humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history. The biblical biopic tells the story of Mary (Mara), a young woman in search of a new way of living. Constricted by the hierarchies of the day, Mary defies her traditional family to join a new social movement led by the charismatic Jesus of Nazareth (Phoenix). She soon finds a place for herself within the movement and at the heart of a journey that will lead to the capital city of Jerusalem. The film is written by Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslet.
The Current War is the story of two powerful moguls battling over the supply of electricity in the late 1880s. Edison is on the verge of creating a marketable and sustainable electricity system for the first time in history, when Westinghouse notices a grand weakness in Edison’s design and ignites a war of currents between these two rivals. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) and also starring Katherine Waterston, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfayden and Tuppence Middleton.
Lastly, Wind River is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past (Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation in the hopes of solving her mysterious death. Written and directed by Sheridan, the film also stars Gil Birmingham, Jon Bernthal, Julia Jones, Kelsey Asbille and James Jordan.