Pope Francis biopic in the works from fellow Argentinian: Report
(REUTERS) - An Argentinian director is planning a biopic of fellow countryman Pope Francis' life from his upbringing in Buenos Aires to his surprise election as leader of the world's Roman Catholics, Variety reported on Monday.
Alejandro Agresti (The Lake House) will direct the film entitled Historia de Un Cura (A Priest's Tale).
Fellow Argentinian Rodrigo de la Serna, known internationally for his interpretation of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara's travel companion in The Motorcycle Diaries, will play Pope Francis.
"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.