Ayelet Zurer reteams with Ewan McGregor in new Hollywood movie

Israeli actress plays McGregor’s mother in ‘Last Days in the Desert’ – a film about a holy man and a demon on a journey through the desert.

Actress Ayelet Zurer attends the world premiere of "Man of Steel" in New York, 2013. (Shutterstock)

Actress Ayelet Zurer attends the world premiere of “Man of Steel” in New York, 2013. (Shutterstock)

Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer has a new Hollywood project underway – Last Days in the Desert, an indie-flick starring Ewan McGregor and Tye Sheridan.

Last Days in the Desert, currently being filmed in southern California, follows a holy man and a demon — both roles played by McGregor— on a journey through the desert. An encounter with a family struggling to survive in this harsh environment forces the holy man to confront his own fate.

In 2009, Zurer and McGregor worked together on Angels and Demons. In Last Days in the Desert, Zurer will portray McGregor’s mother.

Rodrigo Garcia wrote the script and is directing.

“It’s a tiny little beautiful, extraordinary script that Rodrigo wrote that we’re going to shoot for five weeks,” Gravity cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki told Deadline.

Photo by Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com

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