Pope Francis is set to be the first pope to star in a feature film. The Bishop of Rome will appear as himself in the forthcoming movie Beyond the Sun.
The film will be a “family adventure,” with Pope Francis asking filmmakers to create a movie communicating Jesus’ message to children. All profits from the film will be donated to children’s charities in Argentina — the Pope’s home country.
The films is being financed and produced by Ambi Pictures, with co-founder Andrea Iervolino saying in a statement: “Our excitement and gratitude toward His Holiness, Pope Francis participating in this film is beyond words. This is not just a movie for us, it’s a message, and who better to have on your side to deliver an important societal and spiritual message than the Pope.”