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Papal Biopic In The Works: Variety

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LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A film about the life of Pope Francis, the first pontiff from the Americas, is in the pipeline in his native Argentina, Variety reported.

The film, to be entitled “Historia de un cura” (“A priest’s tale”), will be directed by Alejandro Agresti and star Rodrigo de la Serna as the pope, who was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires.

“More than a rapid biopic of key events, I’m more concerned with getting inside this very singular person, his decision to follow his vocation, and how he combined his faith and reason, having studied as a Jesuit for 14 years before being ordained,” Agresti told Variety on Monday.

The Argentine pope with a humble personal style has shown a strong reformist drive in his first few months in office and has set up a series of committees aimed at reforming the Vatican hierarchy, its economic affairs and its bank.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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