The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Christian Today
Jude Law during a break on the set of ‘The Young Pope’, directed by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino.Reuters
They’ve already courted controversy among Catholics by casting Jude Law as an ultra-conservative American Young Pope. Now TV companies HBO and Sky are set to cause further consternation with the announcement of a spin-off series, The New Pope, which will be filmed late next year. While creator Paolo Sorrentino hasn’t ruled out the idea of Law appearing in the series in a reprisal of his Pope Pius XIII character, he won’t be the show’s focus.
So with a casting search underway to play the central role in the new drama, Christian Today thought it would be helpful to present the producers with a few options. Here’s our entirely speculative list of actors who’d each bring something very different to the role of Pope.
The Action Pope – Jason Statham
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