Rooney Mara is currently in talks to star in a Mary Magdalene biopic.
Director Garth Davis is said to be very interested in getting Mara signed up for the role, he had this to say about her:
Rooney’s raw, brave approach to performances, coupled with her deeply magnetic inner life, holds all the dimensions needed to bring to life one of history’s most misunderstood woman — Mary Magdalene. Having worked with Rooney on Lion, I know she is a once in a lifetime talent.
Mary Magdalene was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ who is believed to have witnessed both his crucifixion and resurrection and incorrectly referred to as a prostitute (this seems to have sprung up as a belief over time though there is no mention of it in the gospels).