Ridley Scott to direct Paul Attanasio-scripted drama

Showtime is going to church with “The Vatican.”

Pay cabler has ordered an hourlong drama pilot of a Paul Attanasio script about the behind the scene goings-on within the Catholic Church.

Ridley Scott will direct the Sony Television-produced pilot, with production set to begin in 2013.

Attanasio, Scott and David Zucker will exec produce.

Showtime gave series greenlights to pilots “Masters of Sex” and “Ray Donovan,” both of which will premiere in the upcoming year.

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