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ROME (RNS) Italian director Daniele Luchetti plans to make the $12 million Spanish language film, titled “Call Me Francesco,” with producer Pietro Valsecchi, who has made some of Italy’s highest-grossing movies.


  1. Antonio Banderas as Pope Francis? Fantastic!

    Like when Elvis sang to the nuns 50 years ago it didn’t do much for the vocation. But it reminded women of the fun they were leaving behind.

    Putting sexy men in religious roles is not likely to lead women
    to say ‘dear god’ but rather ‘oh god.’

  1. […] Banderas is one of the top Spanish-speaking actors being considered to play the lead role, she told Religion News Service. 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. [Source] […]