Guy Pearce in The Convert official trailer and release date
Jacqueline McKenzie and Guy Pearce in The Convert. (Photo courtesy of Magnet Releasing)

Magnolia Pictures shared the official Trailer for The Convert, the action-filled historical epic film set in early 19th-century New Zealand.

Starring in the movie are Guy Pearce, Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne, Antonio Te Maioha, Jacqueline McKenzie, and Lawrence Makoare.


Directed by Lee Tamahori, The Convert opens in theaters and on demand on July 12, 2024.


The Convert is a historical epic story exploring questions of faith, transformation, and the nature of violence; a visceral cinema-going experience, ambitious in scope and action, the film is also one of the most authentic and exciting depictions of pre-colonial Aotearoa New Zealand and Māori culture ever portrayed on screen.

Lee Tamahori’s action-filled historical epic stars Guy Pearce as Thomas Munro, a newly arrived lay preacher in a British town in early 19th-century New Zealand who finds himself at the center of a long-standing battle between two Māori tribes, drawing his violent past into question and putting his faith to the test.

Award-winning Director Lee Tamahori says about The Convert, “The film allows us to see Māori as they were before the influence of Europeans changed their lives forever; agriculture, clothing, weaponry, transport, and most important of all their relationship with the land, waterways, and sea. This is a film where the European community exists in the Māori world on Māori terms.”

Official Trailer

Watch the official trailer for The Convert.

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