A film based on Saint Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer, the founder of Opus Dei, is being filmed in Argentina titled, There Be Dragons. The movie is set in the years running up and including the Spanish Civil War.
There Be Dragons is being directed by Roland Joffe, the same director who filmed The Mission which starred Robert Di Niro and Jeremy Irons about Jesuit missionaries in 18th century South America. The movie will Scottish star Dougray Scott of Mission Impossible II fame as a reporter and English star Charlie Cox as the saint himself.
Father John Wauck of Opus Dei seems to be the adviser to Mr. Joffe. Mr. Joffe rejected an earlier script provided by Opus Dei for one that he wrote and has said he experienced no interference whatsoever from the personal prelature which is funding the film.
The expected release date is Summer or Autumn of next year (2010).
To read more about the film, There Be Dragons, by The Catholic Herald of Britain click here.
To learn more about Saint Josemaria Escriva de Blaguer click here.
To learn more about Opus Dei click here.
To read more about the film The Mission click here.
For more information on There Be Dragons click here.