News out of Spain, courtesy of Religion News Service:
A new feature film on the life of Pope Francis is being planned. The $12 million biopic “Call Me Francesco” will be filmed in Spanish, and will be directed by Italian director Daniele Luchetti, who has made some of Italy’s highest-grossing movies. The movie will be filmed in various locations including Italy and Argentina.
Religion News Service explains:
The film is based on the best-selling book “Francisco: El Papa de la gente” (or “Francis: The people’s pope”) by Evangelina Himitian, a journalist with the Buenos Aires newspaper La Nacion.
Casting is still being finalized but pre-production is well underway, the company spokeswoman said.