Alejandro Amenabar goes all historical epic on us in the big-budgeted “Agora”, starring Rachel Weisz as an atheist who gets caught up in the approaching wave of Christianity. This’ll teach her to stand in the way of the one true religion! Ahem. The trailer for the movie, due out later this year, looks appropriately epic and lush, though you probably shouldn’t expect anything less from Amenabar, who has always been a visually interesting director. Along with the trailer, poster and images from the movie below.
A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while also falling in love with his master, the famous female philosophy professor and atheist Hypatia of Alexandria.
Starring Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom , Michael Lonsdale, Rupert Evans, Richard Durden, Sami Samir, and Manuel Cauchi. Directed by Alejandro Amendabar (“The Others”).
Start believing December 19.