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The line between fact and fiction is elusive and nowhere more so than in the pages of Dan Brown's bestseller, The Da Vinci Code. Now Josh takes on the most controversial of the book's many claims: that the bloodline of Jesus Christ came to Europe and lived on in a line of French kings. In a world exclusive, The History Channel has been given permission to extract DNA from the founding queen of the Merovingian monarchy and to compare it with the living members of a genetic group to which Jesus Christ is thought to have belonged.
Mary Magdalene star Joaquin Phoenix talks about the expectations of playing Jesus, and how he tried to make the role his own. Report by Ferdia Carr. Test
The Young Pope SEASON 1 EPISODE 6
Ellen talked to Joaquin about his new film, his life, and so much more.
Directed by Garth Davis (Lion and Top of the Lake) and set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman (Rooney Mara) leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth (Joaquin Phoenix), who promises that the world is changing. Mary is searching for a new way of living, and an authenticity that is denied her by the rigid hierarchies of the day. As the notoriety of the group spread and more are drawn to follow Jesus’ inspirational message, Mary’s spiritual journey places her at the heart of a story that will lead to the capital city of Jerusalem, where she must confront the reality of Jesus’ destiny and her own place within it.
In Cinemas March 16.