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Trailer: ‘The Two Popes’ With Anthony Hopkins & Jonathan Pryce

Ahead of its big debut in Venice, Netflix has debuted the new trailer for The Two Popes, a new feature featuring the stellar acting talents of Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce.

Official synopsis: 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 the streamer on 20th December after a short theatrical run. Watch the trailer below.


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