Pope Francis to be Subject of New Film

AP Photo/Club Atletico San Lorenzo de Almagro
In this March 24, 2011 photo released by the San Lorenzo de Almagro soccer team, Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, third from left, poses with young players of the San Lorenzo soccer team inside the soccer club's chapel in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bergoglio, a San Lorenzo soccer fan, was chosen as Pope on March 13, 2013, the first pope ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. (AP Photo/Club Atletico San Lorenzo de Almagro)

Italian director sees Che Guevara actor in leading role.

It was only a matter of time, right? A dramatization of the life of Pope Francis.

Italian director Daniele Luchetti, known for telling complex on-screen love stories, said had become fascinated by the Pope’s openness on various issues. He would start filming the first film about Pope Francis in Argentina in October, Italian radio has reported.

Luchetti told Italy’s RAI2 public radio he wants to focus on Jorge Bergoglio’s pre-papal years, He said he also plans to make a television series about the Pope.

Asked which actor could play the Pope, Luchetti mentioned Argentine star Rodrigo de la Serna, who played Che Guevara’s friend in the biopic The Motorcycle Diaries.

Luchetti was born in 1960 in Rome. He and his wife, actress Stefania Montorsi, have one son.The director is most famous for his film My Brother is an Only Child, a story of two working class brothers growing up in the 1960s that was shown at the 2007 Cannes film festival.

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