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Italian director to shoot first film about Pope Francis

Published on Jul 17, 2014 11:02 PM
 
Pope Francis signs an autograph on one of his books given by a faithful, as he arrives to lead a prayer in Isernia, south of Italy,on July 5, 2014. An Italian director best known for telling complex on-screen love stories will begin shooting the first film about Pope Francis in Argentina later this year, Italian radio reported on Thursday, July 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

ROME (AFP) - An Italian director best known for telling complex on-screen love stories will begin shooting the first film about Pope Francis in Argentina later this year, Italian radio reported on Thursday.

Daniele Luchetti said he would start filming the biopic in October, after he had become fascinated by the pontiff's openness on various issues.

"I want to tell the story of (Francis) before he became pope," Luchetti told Italy's RAI2 public radio.

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.

 
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