Martin Scorsese Has A New Movie About Pope And Jesus In Mind

Martin Scorsese

‘Variety’ states that Martin Scorsese, who is known for having a religious bent, met Pope Francis while on a post-Cannes trip to Italy and revealed that he will direct a movie about Jesus.

Martin Scorsese recently attended the Cannes Film Festival. Martin Scorsese stated, according to numerous accounts cited by ‘Variety,’ “I have responded to the Pope’s appeal to artists in the only manner that I’m aware of: by conceiving creating a script for a film about Jesus,” on Saturday during a conference in Rome at the Vatican. 

Martin Scorsese said, “And I’m about to start making it,” indicating that this may be his upcoming movie.

Martin Scorsese Met Pope Francis

Scorsese and his wife Helen Morris had a brief private meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican before attending the conference. It was headlined “The Global Aesthetics of the Catholic Imagination.”

The meeting was organized by Georgetown University and the Jesuit journal “La Civilta Cattolica”. The editor of the Catholic journal, Antonio Spadaro, said on the website of the magazine that during their talk during the confabulations, Scorsese alternated between mentioning his movies and sharing personal tales while also describing “How the Holy Father’s call to let us see Jesus” impacted him.”

“The Gospel According to St. Matthew” by Pier Paolo Pasolini is one of Martin Scorsese’s favorites, according to “Variety.” Aside from that, he discussed the significance of his own 1988 epic “The Last Temptation of Christ” and “the subsequent step in his research on the figure of Jesus” symbolized by his more intimate 2016 play “Silence” about the persecution of Jesuits in 17th-century Japan. The Vatican showed that movie in 2016.