August 9, 2009
Newsbites: The religious women edition!
2. Joe Eszterhas, the Basic Instinct (1992) and Showgirls (1995) screenwriter who converted to Catholicism several years ago, will write a screenplay about the Virgin of Guadalupe for Mpower Pictures, the production company founded two years ago by Passion of the Christ (2004) producer Steve McEveety. The film will concern an apparition of the Virgin Mary that is said to have helped Catholicism spread across Mexico in the 16th century. -- Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Associated Press
3. Uma Thurman will play a real-life nun who helped rescue over 100 kidnapped schoolgirls from Ugandan rebels in Girl Soldier, based on a book by Canadian journalist Kathy Cook called Stolen Angels. -- Variety