Netflix Releases “The Two Popes” Trailer: Here’s What We Know So Far

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Netflix released a teaser for a new film entitled “The Two Popes.”

The movie stars Anthony Hopkins as Pope Benedict XVI and Jonathan Price as Pope Francis. Netflix describes the film as an “intimate look at a historic turning point in the Catholic Church.”

This “historical turning point” refers to Pope Benedict’s 2013 resignation, resulting in the turnover of papal supremacy to Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, or Pope Francis.

Watch the teaser below:

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Netflix hasn’t provided many details about this upcoming release. It will hit limited theaters on Nov. 27, and Netflix subscribers can stream it beginning Dec. 20.

However, Netflix did provide IMDB this plot summary:

“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 their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world. Inspired by true events.”

While the Netflix movie is “inspired by true events,” it is merely “inspired.” It is not an exact biographical account. So if you decide to watch it, it is important to keep this in mind.

What do you think of the teaser?

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