Martin Scorsese is not slowing down.
after the premiere Killer of the Flower Bear The 80-year-old legendary director took a long tour of Italy at the Cannes Film Festival on May 20 and briefly met Pope Francis during a visit to the Vatican. Shortly after, he revealed that he was now inspired to make a movie about Jesus.
Per VariationScorsese announced the news at a conference in Rome called “The Global Aesthetics of the Catholic Imagination.”
“I responded to the Pope’s call to artists the only way I knew how: imagining and writing a script for a movie about Jesus,” Scorsese said. “And I’m about to start doing it.”
The project will not be the first time Scorsese has explored themes of Catholicism. made in 1988 The Last Temptation of Christ and the 2016s Silence in the center Jesuit Christians.
Antonio Spadaro, editor of the Jesuit publication that organized the event, thanked Scorsese in detail for his visit. twitter Post on Saturday.
“Thank you Martin. #Scorsese For accepting the invitation of La Civiltà Cattolica and Georgetown University to join us with his wife and daughter at the meeting attended by 40 poets and writers from different countries. #PapaFrancesco Among other things, he said, ‘As poets, storytellers, filmmakers, artists, it’s your job: to give life, to give body, to promise everything that people live, feel, dream, suffer, to create harmony and beauty. .. Will they criticize you? Well, bear the burden of criticism, also try to learn from criticism. But still, don’t stop being original, creative. Don’t lose the wonder of being alive.'”
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Scorsese, who was in Cannes for his latest project starring longtime collaborators Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, received a nine-minute standing ovation after the three-hour premiere. per release, “We shot this in Oklahoma a few years ago. It took time to come out, but Apple has been very successful for us.”
“There was a lot of grass. I’m a New Yorker. I was very surprised. It was a wonderful experience. We lived in that world.”
The movie is based on the 2017 book by David Grann. Flower Moon’s Killers: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.
Set in 1920s Oklahoma, the film is about the serial murders of members of the Osage Nation, who are rich because of oil discovered on their land. The crimes were later called the Reign of Terror.
DiCaprio plays Ernest, De Niro, the nephew of a powerful local farmer, and Lily Gladstone plays Ernest’s wife, Mollie. The cast also includes Brendan Fraser, Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, Jillian Dion, William Belleau, Louis Cancelmi, Tatanka Means, Michael Abbott Jr., Pat Healy, Scott Shepherd, Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson.