EXCLUSIVE: Having opened for a restricted run on the large display final month, The Two Popes debuts December 20 on Netflix. However you’ll be able to learn the Anthony McCarten’s screenplay for the Critics’ Alternative- and Golden Globes-nominated movie proper now.
The film stars Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce as Popes Benedict XVI and Frances, respectively.
Impressed by a go to to the Vatican and an open-air mass by the present Pontiff, McCarten started to ponder how the progressive former Argentine Cardinal got here to succeed his nonetheless dwelling and really conservative predecessor.
“We’ve two dwelling Popes for the primary time in 500 years, and so they don’t agree on something and each are supposed to be infallible, and I assumed, that’s an fascinating form of scenario,” the Oscar-nominated author advised me final month at Deadline’s The Contenders Los Angeles.
Imagining a glance behind the Papal curtain between the 2 clergymen, the Fernando Meirelles-directed movie additionally postulates the acute workplace politics of Benedict’s nearly unprecedented resignation in early 2013. With these lofty goals, and two maestros like Oscar winner Hopkins and Recreation of Thrones alum Pryce, the script needed to sing like a psalm in lots of regards – as you’ll be able to learn, it does.
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