Netflix has released a new trailer for The Two Popes, showing off more of the drama and character interactions that form the core of the film.
I can’t honestly tell you that The Two Popes has been sitting high on my “watch list” for the year, but this trailer does a good job of piquing my interest:
Both of these actors are absolutely fantastic, and in just the small amount of time we see them in the trailer, there’s an instant chemistry between them. Couple that with the drama of scandal and the religious implications, and there’s a lot of potential for an engaging film.
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 (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony 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 elements from their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world.
The Two Popes will hit a limited number of theaters on November 27, and drop on Netflix December 20th.