Martin Scorsese announces film on Jesus Christ after meeting Pope Francis: report
Los Angeles, May 29 (PTI) Veteran filmmaker Martin Scorsese announced that he will make a film on Jesus Christ following his meeting over the weekend with Pope Francis in the Vatican, according to multiple reports.
Scorsese, whose film "Killers of the Flower Moon" received a world premiere at the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival, said his declaration was in response to the Pope's "appeal to artists".
"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," the American director of Italian descent said Saturday during a conference at the Vatican, reported entertainment outlet Variety citing multiple reports.