Goodman Returns To Pope Joan

John Goodman has returned to star in Soenke Wortmann’s medieval drama “Pope Joan” after settling a legal dispute with Constantin Film reports Variety.

David Wenham (“300”) has also signed on to the pic, which recounts the 9th-century legend of a woman who, disguised as a man, manages to ascend the papal throne.

Johanna Wokalek, who replaced Franka Potente earlier this year, toplines the adaptation of Donna Woolfolk Cross’ 1997 bestseller.

Goodman stars as Pope Sergius, while Wenham plays Gerold, a kind knight who becomes Joan’s greatest love. The film is set to start shooting next month in the German states of Saxony-Anhalt and North Rhine-Westphalia as well as in Morocco.