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Anthony Hopkins & Jonathan Pryce Are THE TWO POPES - First Trailer & Poster For Fernando Meirelles' Drama

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First look at Netflix's Papal drama.


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City of God director Fernanado Meirelles' Netflix original film The Two Popes stars Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce as Pope Benedict and Pope Francis respectively. The film dramatises the transition of power from Benedict to Francis, the latter a harsh critic of the former.

The Two Popes is on Netflix from December 20th.


Check out the trailer below.


The official synopsis reads:

From Fernando Meirelles, the Academy Award-nominated director of “City of God,” and three-time Academy Award nominated screenwriter Anthony McCarten, comes 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 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 elements from their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world.




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