is the screenwriter of “Mary Magdalene,” the movie that looks at the life of Jesus from the perspective of his most famous contemporary female follower. The film stars Rooney Mara
, Joaquin Phoenix
, Chiwetel Ejiofor
and Tahar Rahim
and is being released by IFC Films
in the U.S. on Friday. Goslett’s previous work includes “Little Ashes
,” with Robert Pattinson
as Salvador Dali, and Neil Gaiman
adaptation “How to Talk to Girls at Parties
.” With severalnfilm and TV projects in the works, Goslett tells Variety
about world-building and finding the viewpoint of the outsider.
How did the “Mary Magdalene” film come about?
The project originated with Katherine Bridle
, head of development at See Saw
, who very much wanted to tell stories about characters in history who have been marginalized or forgotten or, in Mary’s case, massively misrepresented over the years. There was a very beautiful script by