February 28, 2011
Emilio Estevez on new film: 'It was the divine'
Writer/director says 'The Way,' starring father Martin Sheen, had providence on its side
When asked after a recent screening about the making of The Way, which stars his father in the lead role, writer-director Emilio Estevez told Catholic New Service, "I've stopped using the word coincidence" to describe the process. "It was providence. ... It was the divine."
The film, slated for limited theatrical release this fall, stars Martin Sheen in the story of four Westerners who walk the 500-mile pilgrimage route from the French Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, where tradition says the remains of the apostle St. James are buried. It is named after what is known as The Way of St. James.
I've heard good things about this film, including from CT critic Ken Morefield, who saw it at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall.