Coming Soon: "The Jesuit"

No, I'm not making this up.  Coming to a theater near you is "The Jesuit," starring Paz Vega (pictured here).

Variety sez: 


Paz Vega is set to star in Paul Schrader's ensemble drama "The Jesuit," while Willem Dafoe, Oscar Isaac and Michelle Rodriguez are in final talks. Film Bridge Intl. is introducing the project to foreign buyers at Cannes for Open Window Prods.  Storyline revolves around a man nicknamed "the Jesuit," who is imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. When his wife is murdered and his son kidnapped and taken to Mexico, he devises an elaborate and dangerous plan to rescue his son and avenge the murder. Schrader most recently helmed the political thriller "Walker," toplining Woody Harrelson and Kristin Scott Thomas. The Gersh Agency packaged "The Jesuit" and will oversee financing.

In related news, Oliver Stone is currently helming "The Franciscan." Storyline revolves around a man (Matthew McConaughey) who is imprisoned for a crime he did in fact commit.  When his wife Elizabeth (Mo'Nique) enters the Sisters of Life, and his son (Shia LaBeouf) joins the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and is taken to Italy, he devises an elaborate and dangerous plan to rescue his wife, now Sister Elizabeth, and his son, now Father Chrysologus, and avenge their entrance into a conservative religious order.  Call to Action packaged "The Franciscan" and will oversee financing.

Also on board is "The Trappist," directed by Tim Burton about a man (Seth Rogan) who is not imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit.  When his wife (Betty White) joins Voice of the Faithful, and his son (Abe Vigoda) joins a Catholic Worker community and is taken to the Lower East Side of New York, he devises an elaborate and dangerous plan to rescue his wife and son from the clutches of liberal Catholicism and take them to a Latin Mass in Washington, D.C.  The Society of St. Pius X packaged "The Trappist" and will oversee financing.

James Martin, SJ


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8 years 8 months ago
will all three [a trinity] be shown at a Tribeca festival.. ?? will Betty be there?    
Kay Satterfield
8 years 8 months ago
Fr. Martin, I don't believe you, but it is pretty funny.  
8 years 8 months ago
Et tu Pater James?
Now your posting Hollywood gossip and pictures of drop dead gorgeous actresses on your blog...just to drive additional web traffic to your blog. Have you no shame?
ps- It worked. cheers  Joe  :)
Brendan McGrath
8 years 8 months ago
All of it pales in comparison to Liturgy on Ice (something for which I created a Facebook group a while ago):
From the people who brought you AQUA MASS and GREGORIAN TRANCE comes the all-new Eucharistic Extravaganza… LITURGY ON ICE!!!
* Experience the Trinitarian Magic as Prelates Perform Triple Axles!* Marvel as Monsignors Preach Sermons on Skates!
"Truly in keeping with the Spirit of Vatican II and attentive to the Signs of the Times!" applauds Commonweal!"Devotional Fun for the Whole Family!" raves Our Sunday Visitor!"The long-awaited solution to the decline of Western Civilization!" exclaims Crisis!"The greatest thing since the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius (please don't axe our editor again)!" salutes America! "Take the whole parish to see it!" declares St. Anthony Messenger!"This is why I converted to Catholicism!" proclaims Fr. Richard John Neuhaus!"Clearly what John Paul the Great had in mind when he spoke of the 'new evangelization'!" concludes Fr. Francis Mary Stone of EWTN's Life on the Rock!
Fr. Benedict Groeschel and Fr. John Corapi give it Two Nihil Obstat Thumbs Up!**Coming Soon to a Cathedral Near You!**
8 years 8 months ago
Who says Catholics don't have a sense of humor?  Thank you for some much needed laughs.  
Dale Rodrigue
8 years 8 months ago
Fr. Jim, you should use Paz in an advertising campaign, she could be the poster child for the Jesuits. 


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