Holy hotness! Ewan McGregor becomes Jesus Christ in 'Last Days in the Desert'

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First Look: Ewan McGregor as Jesus in 'Last Days in the Desert'

By JENNY DEPPER

Just call him Saint Ewan McGregor.

The 43-year-old actor is headed to the big screen this year in a divine new role ... as Jesus Christ.

"The August: Osage County" star will play the religious figure in the new drama "Last Days in the Desert," which will chronicle Jesus' 40-day fast in the desert and his battle against temptation from Satan.

A photo of McGregor as Jesus surfaced late Wednesday and it is safe to say that he is one of the most attractive saviors we've ever seen.

In the image, the Scottish star is dressed in a tattered brown tunic and cloak and has a scruffy look with long hair and a beard. He's standing in front of the desert, which looks dramatic with the bright blue sky and the pale mountains.

"Last Days in the Desert," is due out in 2015 and is written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia. The cast is rounded out by Tye Sheridan (Mud), Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones) and Ayelet Zurer (Man of Steel).

McGregor certainly isn't the first star to take on the holy role.

See all the stars who've played Jesus Christ:

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Holy hotness! Ewan McGregor becomes Jesus Christ in 'Last Days in the Desert'
This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Diogo Morgado in a scene from "Son of God." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Casey Crafford)
FILE - In this photo provided by Icon Productions, Mel Gibson, right, directs Jim Caviezel on the set of Gibson's movie "The Passion of The Christ." In recent years, Gibson's name has been more synonymous with volatility and vitriol than Hollywood glitz and glamour. Can the risky, dark comedy "The Beaver," directed by and co-starring his longtime friend Jodie Foster, restore the two-time Oscar winner's reputation, and will it inspire the public to embrace him once more? (AP Photo/Icon Productions, file)
In this photo provided by Universal Pictures, Willem Dafoe is shown in a scene from Martin Scorsese's "The Last Temptation of Christ", 1988. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 1972 file photo, producer-director Norman Jewison, left, demonstrates how he wants an actor to wash the feet of Jesus, portrayed by Ted Neeley, during filming of the movie version of the Rock Musical, "Jesus Christ Superstar," in Bethlehem, Israel. (AP Photo, File)
Max von Sydow as Jesus and John Wayne as the converted centurion walk together on the Via Dolorosa to the crucifixion in this scene from George Stevens’ “The Greater Story Ever Told” which will be released after three years in the making, shown Jan. 1965. (AP Photo)
1973: Victor Garber as Jesus and David Haskell as John / Judas in 'Godspell', directed by David Greene for Columbia. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
FILE - In this 1961 file photo, Mary, played by Siobhan McKenna, greets Jesus, played by Jeffrey Hunter, in a scene from the film "King of Kings", filmed on location in Spain and directed by Nicholas Ray. (AP Photo, File)
H.B. Warner carrying cross in a scene from the film 'King Of Kings', 1927. (Photo by Pathe Exchange/Getty Images)
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