Jude Law is heading to TV in the mini-series The Young Pope from Oscar-winning writer/director Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty – Best Foreign Language Film in 2013). Law stars as Lenny Belardo, who takes up the mantle of Pope Pius XIII – the first American pope to head up the Catholic Church.
The official plot synopsis is as follows:
Lenny Belardo is no ordinary Pope. He is the youngest and first American Pope in history. We find him on the morning of his first day in office, preparing to enter into the power struggles inside the closed, secretive Vatican state.
I wonder if it’s anything like Young Einstein, let’s take a look:
I’m honestly surprised because this looks genuinely intriguing, and I wasn’t expecting that before watching the trailer. Why is he praying in all these weird and wonderful ways, what’s this revolution he’s talking about, what secrets is he hiding because he’s clearly no saint, is he some kind of wolf in sheep’s clothing? I want to know what’s going on.
What do you think?
The 10 episode-long mini-series The Young Pope is set to air on Sky Atlantic from 27 October, and on HBO from February next year. Written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino, it stars Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, Scott Shepherd, Cécile de France, Javier Cámara, Ludivine Sagnier, Toni Bertorelli and James Cromwell.
Last Updated: September 7, 2016