From the same director behind the film City of God, comes The Two Popes, a film telling the intimate story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2 millenniums. The upcoming Netflix film stars Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce, and is set to launch this December.
Watch the global teaser for the film below:
Inspired by true events, The Two Popes centers on Cardinal Bergoglio who requests from Pope Benedict to retire as he is frustrated with the direction of the church. Instead of granting him this, however, Pope Benedict, who's facing scandal and self-doubt, invites his future successor to Rome to talk about a secret that would shake the foundations of the Church. The two would then have to face their past as they try to build a future for the religion's followers all over the world.
The film is directed by Fernando Meirelles (City of God, Cidade de Jesus) and written by Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything, Bohemian Rhapsody). It stars Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins, Sidney Cole, Lisandro Fiks, and Maria Ucedo.
The Two Popes launches globally on Netflix this December 20, 2019. For updates, you can keep checking back on its official Netflix page.