“I’m about to start making it”: Martin Scorsese Meets Pope Francis to Make Movie on Jesus After His Tryst With Faith in Andrew Garfield’s $23M Box-Office Bomb

Martin Scorsese Meets Pope Francis to Make Movie on Jesus After His Tryst With Faith in Andrew Garfield’s $23M Box-Office Bomb

Martin Scorsese is one of the most established directors of all time. The American director has made many great movies in his directorial career spanning over 5 decades. Scorsese is also the most nominated living director for the Best Director Academy Award, with ten nominations, and a win, to his name.

Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese

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Martin Scorsese made headlines recently after he attended the Cannes Film Festival in France last week. The director went on a tour of Italy after attending the festival and allegedly met up with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

Martin Scorsese announced that he is going to make a movie about Jesus Christ

On Saturday, Martin Scorsese met up with Pope Francis at the Vatican for a brief audience. After meeting up with the Pope, the Who’s That Knocking at My Door director made a shocking announcement at a Rome conference in the Vatican that he is going to be making his next movie about Jesus Christ himself. Scorsese announced,

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“I have responded to the Pope’s appeal to artists in the only way I know how: by imagining and writing a screenplay for a film about Jesus, and I’m about to start making it.”

Martin Scorsese with Pope Francis
Martin Scorsese with Pope Francis

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Antonio Spadaro, the editor of the religious periodical was allegedly also present in Scorsese’s meeting with the Pope and revealed, “How the Holy Father’s appeal ‘to let us see Jesus’ moved him.

The last religious movie that Scorsese made was Silence which eventually bombed at the box office.

The Oscar-winning director waited a long time to make Silence

Martin Scorsese’s long-anticipated historical drama movie, Silence came out in 2016, which the director allegedly wanted to make for almost 26 years. Back in 2013 in an interview with Deadline, Scorsese revealed why he was so obsessed with Silence for such a long time. He said,

“As you get older, ideas go and come. Questions, answers, loss of the answer again, and more questions, and this is what really interests me. Yes, the Cinema and the people in my life and my family are most important, but ultimately as you get older, there’s got to be more. Much, much more…Silence is just something that I’m drawn to in that way. It’s been an obsession, it has to be done and now is the time to do it. It’s a strong, wonderful true story, a thriller in a way, but it deals with those questions.”

Andrew Garfield in Silence
Andrew Garfield in Silence

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Despite Scorsese’s high expectations from the movie, it did not do too well at the box office. The movie only grossed $22 million against its budget of $50 million. Although it was a box office bomb, Silence received great reviews from critics and was even nominated for an Academy Award for best cinematography.

Silence is currently streaming on Netflix.

Source: Variety and Deadline

Written by Shikhar Tiwari

Shikhar Tiwari is a Hollywood news author at Fandom Wire. He is a student at Manipal University Jaipur currently aspiring to be a Computer Science Engineer. Shikhar loves to combine his passion for writing with his love for Hollywood updates.