Photo: Pope Francis in Brazil
Renown Argentine director Alejandro Agresti is working on a film that tells the life story of Pope Francis I. The movie “Historia de Un Cura” (“Story of a Priest”) according to Variety will tell the story of Jorge Bergoglio’s early years in Argentine to his days as archbishop of the city until his role as the first Latin American pope.
Argentine actor Rodrigo de la Serna will play the young Bergoglio. Serna is known for his role of Alberto Granado in “The Motorcycle Diaries”.
The film, presented in Spanish and Italian, is a joint venture from Argentina’s Pampa Films and Spain’s Pentagram. There is no release date for the project. The biopic will tell the story through a series of flashbacks and flash forwards starting with Bergoglio flying to Rome to attend the papal conclave following the resignation of Pope Benedict.
Argentine has been trying to honor its native son since his election as Pope in different ways. Various proposals have been introduced into the Buenos Aires municipal legislature to apply the name of Pope Francis to streets in the Flores neighborhood where Bergoglio was born, and to the public school where he studied.