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The Two Popes - First-look image of Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce

The Two Popes

Story by Jack Foley

NETFLIX has released a first-look image of Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce in new drama The Two Popes.

From Fernando Meirelles, the Academy Award-nominated director of City of God, and three-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Anthony McCarten, comes an intimate story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years.

Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Hopkins).

Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church.

Behind Vatican walls, a struggle commences between both tradition and progress, guilt and forgiveness, as these two very different men confront their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world.

The Two Popes has just been announced as a Special Presentation in the Toronto International Film Festival programme.

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