HOLLYWOOD — While David France‘s novel “Our Fathers: The Secret Life of the Catholic Church in an Age of Scandal” was a bestseller and the feature adaptation has all the riveting content needed for a theatrical run, pic will debut on Showtime later this month.

At the Tuesday preem, held at the Directors Guild of America, exec producer David Kennedy explained why he took the project, to the cabler.

“The film has such power that I think people will watch it from home; but I don’t know that they would pay money to see it because these days people are looking for films that are not incredibly powerful; they want to see fantasy,” Kennedy said. “That is what the market is today. So if you want it to be successful you go to pay cable and in this case Showtime.”

When asked how he thought Catholics would respond to the pic, France said: “I think that the Catholic people, more than anyone else, are interested to know what happened in their church and their interest is really undying.”