Martin Scorsese chooses Jesus Christ as the subject of his next film

Martin Scorsese chooses Jesus Christ as the subject of his next film

While we await the highly anticipated release of Martin Scorsese’s next movie ‘Killers of the Flower Moon‘, fans of the acclaimed director may already be starting to look forward to his next project. This information was revealed by Scorsese himself, who went to Italy after attending the Cannes Film Festival. During a visit to the Vatican to meet Pope Francis, the filmmaker revealed that he is working on a script for a film about none other than Jesus Christ.

“I have responded to the Pope’s appeal to artists in the only way I know how: By imagining and writing a screenplay for a film about Jesus. And I’m about to start making it.”

When announcing the movie, Scorsese mentioned that it was his response to Pope Francis’ appeal to artists. Known for his considerably modern approach to the Bible’s teachings, the Pope spoke publicly about the need for artists (poets, writers, and directors) to make their art because usually the great truths of humanity can only be spoken through an artistic voice. Scorsese stated:

Scorsese has never made it a secret that he was raised Catholic and that religion plays a great part both in his personal and professional lives. Should this new Jesus-themed movie continue in development, it won’t be the first time that the director tells a story centered on the deity. Back in 1988, he helmed the Christian epic The Last Temptation of Christ, which chronicled the life of the title character. The drama earned Scorsese his second directing nomination at the Oscars.

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Killers of the Flower Moon. In theaters October 6.

Based on David Grann’s broadly lauded best-selling book, Killers of the Flower Moon is set in 1920s Oklahoma and depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror.

Directed by Martin Scorsese and Screenplay by Eric Roth and Scorsese, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, and Jillian Dion.

Hailing from Apple Studios, Killers of the Flower Moon was produced alongside Imperative Entertainment, Sikelia Productions and Appian Way. Producers are Scorsese, Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas and Daniel Lupi, with DiCaprio, Rick Yorn, Adam Somner, Marianne Bower, Lisa Frechette, John Atwood, Shea Kammer and Niels Juul serving as executive producers.


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