EXCLUSIVE: FilmSharks’ Francis: Pray For Us promo continues to draw buyers as Metropolitan has swooped on French rights to the Vatican-endorsed biopic of the current Pope.

M2 Pictures acquired Italian rights and To Must See Movie Releasing will distribute in South Korea.

Offers from the US, the UK and Germany are on the table.

Dario Grandinetti stars and Pablo Bossi of Nine Queens fame produces the $6m Spanish-language film that charts the early career of Jorge Mario Bergoglio [the Pope] through the eyes of an investigative reporter, culminating in the papal conclave in 2013.

As previously announced FilmSharks pre-sold to Disney for Latin America and Warsaw Movie Distribution in Poland.

“We are expecting huge success for this title about the most beloved Pope ever that recounts his hard life based on the only one official biography,” said Rud.