Film enthusiasts, mark your calendars. The highly-anticipated movie ‘Padre Pio’ is set to premiere on June 2, 2023, promising to bring a fresh cinematic narrative to theaters. The cast is a who’s who of Hollywood and European cinema, featuring Shia LaBeouf, Cristina Chiriac, Marco Leonardi, Asia Argento, Vincenzo Crea, Luca Lionello, Brando Pacitto, Stella Mastrantonio, and Salvatore Ruocco. Quite the ensemble, right?
The story unfolds in Italy, right after the World War I. Our heroes, weary yet triumphant, return to their homes in San Giovanni Rotondo. It’s a tough time, with the church’s firm grip on power, wealthy landowners calling the shots, and families living on the edge. But there’s hope, too.
One of these returning soldiers is Padre Pio, played by Shia LaBeouf. Padre Pio arrives at a remote Capuchin monastery to start his ministry, and his compelling charisma and supposed visions of Jesus, Mary, and even the Devil create quite a stir.
The plot thickens as Italy heads towards its first free election, paving the way for an event that’s nothing short of apocalyptic. It’s a pivotal moment that’s bound to leave a lasting impact.
The movie is the handiwork of producers Diana Phillips, Philipp Kreuzer, and Maurizio Antonini, with Hammerstone’s Alex Lebovici, Keanu Mayo, and Kyle Stroud stepping in as executive producers. The engaging screenplay has been penned by Maurizio Braucci and Abel Ferrara.
And who’s steering this cinematic ship? None other than Abel Ferrara. The movie is set to release on June 2, 2023. So, keep an eye out for ‘Padre Pio’. It promises to be a memorable cinematic experience!