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07th Feb 2018

Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix will be in Dublin later this month for the Irish premiere of their new movie

Rory Cashin

The Dublin Film Festival always brings the stars to the capital.

Running from Wednesday 21 February to Sunday 4 March, the Audi Dublin International Film Festival will see a whole host of famous faces arrive to promote their upcoming movies, with the already announced likes of Bill Pullman, Cillian Murphy, Paul Schrader, Andrew Scott and Paddy Considine set to make an appearance.

In case you missed it, we picked out our 18 picks of highlights of the festival, which you can check out right here.

As we get closer to festival however, more and more famous folk will be added to guest-list, and today two more biggies have been confirmed.

Two-time Oscar-nominee Rooney Mara (Best Actress for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Best Supporting Actress for Carol), and three-time Oscar-nominee Joaquin Phoenix (Best Supporting Actor for Gladiator, Best Actor for Walk The Line and The Master) will be in Dublin to walk the red-carpet for their new movie, Mary Magdalene.

Set in the Holy Land in the first century, Mary Magdalene is the story of a young woman (Mara) who leaves her small fishing village and family to join a new movement. Inspired by its charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth (Phoenix), and his teachings, Mary sets out with the disciples on the journey to Jerusalem, where she finds herself at the centre of the founding story of Christianity.

The movie also stars Chiwetel Ejifor (12 Years A Slave) as Peter and Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) as Judas, and is directed by Garth Davis (Lion).

You can tickets to the screening here, and watch the trailer below:

Clip via Zero Media

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