Hopkins & Pryce Play Popes For Meirelles

Anthony Hopkins will play Pope Benedict and Jonathan Pryce will play Pope Francis in a new Netflix untitled original film about the relationship between the pontiffs.

Acclaimed filmmaker Fernando Meirelles (“City of God,” “The Constant Gardener”) will helm the project which explores the opposing visions between two of the most powerful leaders in the Catholic Church, both of whom must address their own pasts and the demands of the modern world.

Anthony McCarten penned the movie which will begin shooting in Argentina this November. Cesar Charlone serves as cinematographer. Dan Lin, Jonathan Eirich and Tracey Seaward are producing.

Source: Deadline