Pope Francis will be playing himself in a new Hollywood movie by AMBI Pictures titled “Beyond the Sun”. It is the first time in history a leader of the worldwide Catholic Church will ever feature in a movie.
Pope Francis Hollywood debut movie, “Beyond the Sun” is a family adventure story based on the Gospels told in several tales. It arose from Pope Francis asking the filmmakers to do a movie that communicated Jesus’s message for children.
AMBI co-founders Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi will finance and produce the film.Graciela Rodriguez wrote the screenplay. She will co-produce with Gabriel Leybu. Monsignor Eduardo Garcia will be Pope Francis’ advisor.
All profits from the film will be donated to two Argentinean charities, El Alemendro and Los Hogares de Cristo, which aid at-risk children and young adults.
In a statement Andrea Iervolino said:
“Our excitement and gratitude toward His Holiness, Pope Francis, participating in this film is beyond words. This is not just a movie for us, it’s a message, and who better to have on your side to deliver an important societal and spiritual message than the Pope.”
Coincidentally, few days ago, the Pope met with Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Could the meeting have sparked the Pope’s interest in Hollywood.