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Watch: Jude Law in First Trailer for Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Young Pope’

We have a “The Young Pope” trailer.

Sky has unveiled the first official teaser trailer for Paolo Sorrentino’s English-language “The Young Pope” toplining Jude Law as conservative cigarette-smoking American pontiff Pius XIII and starring Diane Keaton as a nun, her first recurring role in a TV series. It also marks the first foray into TV by the director who won a foreign language Oscar with “The Great Beauty.”

The three-pronged Sky, HBO and Canal Plus collaboration is set to air starting in October on Sky’s Sky Atlantic channel in the five countries in which the pan-European pay-TV operates. They are: Italy, UK, Germany, Ireland and Austria. In France it will go out on Canal Plus. Other dates, including the U.S. bow on HBO, to follow.

These are notes about the Sorrentino series from a Sky statement:

“Lenny Belardo, aka Pius XIII, is the first American Pope in history. Young and charming, his election might seem the result of a simple and effective media strategy by the College of Cardinals. But, as we know, appearances can be deceptive. Especially in the place and among the people who have chosen the great mystery of God as the guiding light of their existence. That place is the Vatican and those people are the leaders of the Catholic Church. And the most mysterious and contradictory figure of all turns out to be Pius XIII himself. Shrewd and naïve, old-fashioned and very modern, doubtful and resolute, ironic, pedantic, hurt and ruthless, Pius XIII tries to walk the long path of human loneliness to find a God for mankind. And for himself.”

The main cast comprises Jude Law as Pius XIII;  Diane Keaton (Sister Mary); Silvio Orlando (Cardinal Voiello); Scott Shepherd (Cardinal Dussolier); Cecile de France (Sofia), Javier Cámara (Cardinal Gutierrez; Ludivine Sagnier (Esther); Tony Bertorelli (Cardinal Caltanissetta) and James Cromwell (Cardinal Michael Spencer).

The shoot took place mostly in Rome, including near the Vatican, and also in Venice and New York.

“The Young Pope” is produced by Wildside and co-produced by Haut et Court TV and Mediapro. Executive Producers for Wildside are Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani together with John Lyons.

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