After meeting Pope Francis over the weekend at the Vatican, renowned director Martin Scorsese reportedly declared that he will produce a movie on Jesus Christ.
In response to the Pope’s “appeal to artists,” Scorsese, whose movie Killers of the Flower Moon had its global debut at the recently finished Cannes Film Festival, made his statement.
The only way I know how to respond to the Pope’s invitation to artists is by envisioning and creating a screenplay for a movie about Jesus. And I’m about to start making it,” the American director of Italian ancestry stated during a presentation on Saturday at the Vatican, according to numerous accounts cited by the entertainment publication Variety.
Scorsese, who was educated in a strongly Catholic atmosphere, and his wife Helen Morris had a brief private session with Pope Francis at the Vatican before attending the conference with the same name.