The Two Popes trailer previews the historic 2013 papal conclave
Netflix has released the official trailer for their upcoming biopic drama The Two Popes, giving us a preview of the events before the election of Pope Francis as the next leader of the Catholic Church. Based on true events, the film stars Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) and Golden Globe nominee Jonathan Pryce (The Man Who Killed Don Quixote). Check out the video in the player below!
Inspired by true events, The Two Popes is an intimate story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years. Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins). Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and the future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church. Behind Vatican walls, a struggle commences between both tradition and progress, guilt and forgiveness, as these two very different men confront their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world.
The Two Popes is directed by Academy Award nominee Fernando Meirelles (Cidade de Deus, The Constant Gardener) and written by Academy Award nominee Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything, Darkest Hour). Juan Minujin, Sidney Cole, Thomas D. Williams, and Federico Torre also star.
The movie will be released in select theaters on November 27, in the UK on November 29, and on Netflix on December 20.