Martin Scorsese officially has two new films in the works.
Apple Original film “The Wager” was already announced, marking Scorsese’s second adaptation of a David Grann non-fiction book following “Killers of the Flower Moon,” and now the Oscar winner has also confirmed the script for “A Life of Jesus” has been completed.
Scorsese said in an interview with The Los Angeles Times that he co-wrote the adaptation of “Silence” author Shūsaku Endō’s “A Life of Jesus” with critic and filmmaker Kent Jones. According to the L.A. Times, Scorsese “plans to shoot it later this year” in 2024. Where exactly that leaves production on “The Wager” starring Leonardo DiCaprio remains to be seen. IndieWire has reached out to Scorsese’s representatives for comment.
“I’m trying to find a new way to make it more accessible and take away the negative onus of what has been associated with organized religion,” Scorsese said.
“A Life of Jesus” will be mostly set in the present day, with the L.A. Times noting that the expected 80-minute film will be “focusing on Jesus’ core teachings in a way that explores the principles but doesn’t proselytize.”
“Scorsese doesn’t want to be locked into a certain period,” the article reads, “because he wants the film to feel timeless.”
The “Raging Bull” director revealed he is “still scrapping or scraping or however you want to put it” when it comes to his film…
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