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Chiwetel Ejiofor to portray ‘Peter The Apostle’ in ‘Mary Magdalene’ Movie

ENVELOPE STORY FOR DECEMBER 12, 2013. DO NOT USE PRIOR TO PUBLICATION**********SANTA MONICA, CA -- AUGUST 30, 2013--Chiwetel Ejiofor of the movie 12 YEARS A SLAVE, was photographed at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, CA. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

MICHAEL AKINOLA

ENVELOPE STORY FOR DECEMBER 12, 2013. DO NOT USE PRIOR TO PUBLICATION**********SANTA MONICA, CA -- AUGUST 30, 2013--Chiwetel Ejiofor of the movie 12 YEARS A SLAVE, was photographed at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, CA.   (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Oscar nominee, British-Nigerian Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to star opposite Rooney Mara and Joaqin Phoenix as Peter the Apostle in the new movie Mary Magdalene.

The film is being described as an “authentic and humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history.”

Ejiofor, who was nominated for an Oscar for his starring role in 12 Years a Slave, has been in a series of sci-fi and action films lately including The Martian, Triple 9 and soon Doctor Strange.

 

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