St. Josemaría Escrivá and “There Be Dragons”

A while back mycatholicblog wrote about the new movie starring Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen based on the life of St. James.  Well, it looks like we have a new film to look forward to!

According to an article found here from Catholic News Agency, director Roland Joffé is currently filming a new movie about St. Josemaría Escrivá, founder of the Catholic organization Opus Dei (Latin for “Work of God”).

Though Joffé is a self-described “wobbly atheist,” he became incredibly inspired by St. Josemaría’s “heroic Christian faith and holiness.”

And despite his agnostic background, Joffe already has quite the reputation for religious films.  His previous work “The Mission” (starring Robert DeNiro and Jeremy Irons), has been named by the Vatican as one of the 45 “great films” about religion.

Best of all, to preserve the Catholic perspective of St. Josemaría’s story, Joffé has enlisted the help of producer Ignacio Gómez-Sancha, a devout Catholic who “fell in love with the project and with [Joffé’s] idea of Josemaria.”

The movie is currently being filmed under the working title of “There Be Dragons” in Argentina, with an international release set for Spring 2011.