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Argentinian Director Announces Pope Francis Biopic at Venice Film Festival

"Historia de un cura"

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We've all been fascinated by the newest leader of the Catholic church and with good reason: Pope Francis blesses motorcycles, performs accidental exorcisms, washes women's feet, and is doing it all with only one lung. The man born Jorge Mario Bergoglio is so exceptional in fact that it was only a matter of time before the film industry got interested. And that time is now: It wasannounced Sunday at the Venice Film Festival that Argentinian director Alejandro Agresti (The Lake House) will take on the biopic Historia de un cura (A Priest's Tale), which focuses on the life of Pope Francis from his childhood in Buenos Aires through the election that made him head of the Catholic Church. Rodrigo de la Serna (The Motorcycle Diaries) will play the pontificate.