Being Latino on Google Plus

Antonio Banderas: The next Pope

IMBD.com

IMBD.com

Is actor Antonio Banderas planning on becoming a pope? Well, not exactly…

According to the Huffington Post,  the Spanish actor may play the role of Pope Francis in an upcoming Spanish language biopic titled “Call me Francesco.”

The film’s production house told the Religion News Service that Banderas is one of the main Spanish-speaking actors being seriously considered for the role.

The movie will be the first feature film about the life of Pope Francis and will be shot in various locations, including Argentina and Italy.

The idea for the biopic was inspired by best selling novel “Francisco: El Papa de la Gente”  written by Evangelina Himitian.

Pope Francis is the first Latin-American pope in the history of papal leaders and is recognized for his humility and concern for the poor, thus earning him the nickname “The People’s Pope.”

If Banderas does get the role, we’ll be looking forward to seeing the casanova back on the big screen.

But if you need to get your Banderas fix sooner, you’re in luck! The actor is due to come out in The Expendables 3 this August.

Meanwhile, shooting for “Call me Francesco” is expected to begin sometime this summer.

No word if the $12 million film will be ready for release by December 17th (which happens to be the pontiff’s cumpleaños.)

Fabiola Norris, Being Latino Contributor

About Being Latino Contributors

Being Latino contributors consists of individuals and partner organizations. They join us in our goal of providing our audience with a communication platform designed to educate, entertain and connect all peoples across the global Latino spectrum. Together we aim to break down barriers and foster unity and empowerment through informative, thought-provoking dialogue and exchanging of ideas. Giving a unified voice to the multitude of communities that identify with the multidimensional culture that is Latino.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be understood to be shared by Being Latino, Inc.

Speak Your Mind

*