The Two Popes Trailer

Netflix’s “The Two Popes” Gets Intense, Dramatic Trailer

Netflix has just released a trailer for its powerful, intense, star-studded The Two Popes.

The film, based on actual events, tells the story of the dramatic transformation of power that included the retirement of Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins) and the ascension of Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) to the papacy.

The trailer, in all its intensity, appears to make a concerted effort to humanize the two public figures, shining a light on the insecurities that rest within their soul.  It’s an interesting take, making me wonder how director Fernando Meirelles and writer Anthony McCarten are going to navigate the wide-ranging scandal that has consumed Catholic priests over the last several years.

Whether The Two Popes proves to be a film solely meant for Catholics or not, we’ll all find out together when it hits select theaters on November 27 and Netflix on December 20.

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About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.