It’s long been said that Game of Thrones star Jonathan Pryce (a.k.a. High Sparrow) bears a striking resemblance to the current Pope Francis, and now we’ll get to see how well he acts like him too!
Deadline reports the actor is down to play the leader of the Catholic Church in the new film The Pope, with Anthony Hopkins playing his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI.
Wondering about that likeness? Well, here’s Jonathan alongside Pope Francis:
And here’s Benedict:
Sorry. Wrong Benedict. We’ll try that again.
— Alex Johnson (@MAlexJohnson) September 7, 2017
Yeah, we’d say that’s a match.
The new Netflix movie will reportedly explore what happened when Pope Benedict was appointed in 2005 and subsequently resigned from the papacy almost eight years later, followed by Pope Francis being selected as the new head of the Catholic Church.
It will be directed by City of God‘s Fernando Meirelles and scripted by The Theory of Everything writer Anthony McCarten, with filming due to start in November in Argentina, Francis’s place of birth, so let’s put our hands together and pray for a late 2018 release.
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