Pope biopic in the works

Agence France-Presse
Film to star Pope Francis' compatriot Rodrigo de la Serna, actor with devilish charm

HUMBLE PERSONAL STYLE. Pope Francis holds a presscon on the flight back to Italy from Brazil. EPA/Luca Zennaro/Pool

LOS ANGELES, USA – A film about the life of Pope Francis, the first pontiff from the Americas, is in the pipeline in his native Argentina, “Variety” reported Monday, September 2.

The film, to be entitled “Historia de un cura” (“A Priest’s Tale”), will be directed by Alejandro Agresti and star Rodrigo de la Serna as the Pope, who was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires.

“More than a rapid biopic of key events, I’m more concerned with getting inside this very singular person, his decision to follow his vocation, and how he combined his faith and reason, having studied as a Jesuit for 14 years before being ordained,” Agresti told “Variety.”

The Argentine pope with a humble personal style has shown a strong reformist drive in his first few months in office and has set up a series of committees aimed at reforming the Vatican hierarchy, its economic affairs, and its bank. – Rappler.com

Here’s a video of Rodrigo de la Serna, as Sancho Panza to the Don Quixote of Che Guevara (portrayed by Gael Garcia Bernal) in “The Motorcycle Diaries”:

Add a comment

Sort by

There are no comments yet. Add your comment to start the conversation.