Director plans TV series about Italian-American pope

Paolo Sorrentino

Italy's Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino plans to make a debut television series entitled The Young Pope about a fictional first-ever Italian-American pontiff, an Italian daily reported yesterday, according to AFP/Yahoo7.

The name of the actor who will play the Catholic leader in the eight-part 50-minute series has not yet been revealed, but the plot will reportedly play out in the Vatican, as well as Africa, Italy, and the United States.

Sorrentino won the Oscar for best foreign film this year for The Great Beauty, a magical romp through a Roman dreamscape and a tribute to Italian master Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita.

'Paolo Sorrentino has chosen us for his first television story,' Andrea Scrosati, Sky's vice president for cinema, entertainment and news, was quoted by the Corriere della Sera.


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