I am having a hard time wrapping my head around this one but FilmJerk lets us in on some movie news indicating that Jack Black and Napoleon Dynamite writer, Mike White, are teaming together for the film Nacho Libre, which will find Black portraying a Mexican priest who secretly moonlights as a masked wrestler in order to save an orphanage from closure.
The storyline as told to FJ reads like this:
Oaxaca, Mexico is the place where Black will play Nacho, a young man who was raised in a Mexican monastery and now works there as the cook, and takes it upon himself to rescue the holy place from financial ruin by joining a local Lucha libre tournament and becoming one of the Luchadors. Naturally, Nacho isn’t acting out of purely altruistic measures, as he wishes to help Sister Encarnacion, a beautiful Mexican nun who has recently arrived at the monastery, as well as the gaggle of young orphans who live there.
Apparently the shoot is scheduled to begin in September down in Mexico with a fall ’06 release, we’ll just see about that, if it is anything like Napoleon Dynamite you can count me out.