EXCLUSIVE: FilmSharks is showing first footage of the first officially endorsed biopic of Pope Francis at the EFM.
Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks is showing first footage from Francisco, the first officially endorsed biopic of Pope Francis that has just sold to Piotr Dziubak | Warsaw Movie Distribution in Poland.
The $6m Spanish-language film is currently shooting between Buenos Aires, Madrid and Rome and charts the early career of Jorge Mario Bergoglio through the eyes of an investigative reporter, culminating in the papal conclave in 2013.
Beda Docampo Feijoo, whose credits include Crazy Loves and Quiéreme, directs Francisco from his adapted screenplay based on Elisabetta Pique’s official biography Francisco Vida Y Revolucion. Dario Grandinetti stars as the Argentina-born Pontiff
As previously reported, FilmSharks has licensed Latin America and Spain to Disney. Pablo Bossi produces.
“We hope this film conveys the admiration we all feel about a life consistently based on austerity and charity that will inspire,” said Feijoo.