HITLER TO PLAY POPE
Internet meme kingpin BRUNO GANZ aka Hitler from “Downfall” to play Pope in new teleseries.
Just days after the Vatican named Jorge Mario Bergoglio as new Pope TM Downfall thesp Bruno Ganz who’s ranting Hitler video inspired a thousand memes has been cast as Pope Sixtus VI, The Hollywood Reporter says.
The Vatican, a contemporary thriller about spirituality, power and politics, takes place within the Catholic Church.
The pilot explores the relationships and rivalries in addition to the mysteries and miracles behind the institution.
Not to mention the lurid sex shenanigans that made ‘The Borgias’ a hit.
Ganz's Pope Sixtus VI is of German ancestry and described as unassuming and an introspective caretaker of the Church who struggles with his own legacy and how history will judge his papacy.
“Friday Night Lights” Kyle Chandler is also in the Holy See series.
Ridley Scott (Prometheus, Alien) is also tapped to shepherd the concept from pilot to series.
Expect a “Nein! Nein! Nein!” mash-up via Youtube shortly