THE POPE – THE NEW FEATURE FILM BY FERNANDO MEIRELLES
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The Pope is the title of the next film that Fernando Meirelles will direct. It’s based on a screenplay by the English author Anthony McCarten which deals with the relationship between Pope Francis and his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI.
Anthony Hopkins will play the role of the German Pope Benedict XVI and Jonathan Pryce will play the Argentinean Pope Francis.
The director of photography is César Charlone, who worked with Fernando on City of God (2002), The Constant Gardener (2005) and Blindness (2008). Filming will take place in Argentina and Italy beginning in November.