See The First Trailer For Last Days In The Desert
Ewan McGregor is the latest white guy to play Jesus.
BY TYLER COATES | Mar 27, 2016 | Film & TV
Just in time for Easter Sunday, here's the trailer for writer-director Rodrigo García's film about the last temptation of Christ (which is not a remake of Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ). Last Days in the Desert features Ewan McGregor bringing a well-worn approach to Jesus— dashing, blue-eyed, British—as he wanders in the desert for 40 days. If you're not well-versed in your Biblical stories, this is the time when Jesus was visited by Satan, also played here by a handsome (and white) Ewan McGregor. (Hey, one might see all kinds of crazy things after fasting in the wilderness for a couple of weeks.)
While the film looks like it has touches of Terrence Malick's directorial efforts and woefully focuses on the part of Jesus' biography before he did the whole Jesus Christ Superstar thing, it's worth pointing out that its star is the latest in the long line of white actors to play the religious figure even though, you know, he probably didn't look much like Ewan McGregor.
From: Esquire US.