Le Pacte re-teams with Moretti for Abbiamo il Papa
Sacher Film and RAI Cinema will co-produce with Jean Labadie’s French company Le Pacte the new project by Nanni Moretti, Abbiamo il Papa (“We Have a Pope,” working title), budgeted at approximately €9m.
Written by the director of The Caiman [+see also:
film profile] with Federica Pontremoli and Francesco Piccolo, the film stars Moretti as a psychiatrist called to the Vatican to help a cardinal who has been elected Pope but is reluctant to accept the position. Abbiamo il Papa has been called "a comedy of reflection” by La Badie, who produced Moretti's Aprile in 1998.
Wild Bunch will handle international sales, and a German co-producer is also being sought.
(Translated from Italian)