In April, we reported that one of Steven Spielberg's future films will be The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara. As the site The Hollywood Reporter managed to find out, the famous Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is preparing a rival project, which also tells the story of an Italian boy.|
In 1858, the police, by order of Pope Pius IX , took a 6-year-old child from a Jewish family, as it turned out that the maid had secretly baptized him. This story caused a wide resonance, and the parents tried for a long time to get their son back. However, at the age of 19, Edgardo declared that he was committed to the Catholic faith, and went to France, where he joined the Augustinian order.
According to the source, Robert De Niro claims the role of Pius IX in the Weinstein project, and Balthazar Cormacour (Everest) is preparing to take the director's chair. Jeremy Brock ("The Last King of Scotland") is working on the script.
Weinstein has been looking closely at the story of Edgardo Mortara for many years, which also attracted the interest of Spielberg . At some point, the filmmakers even planned to join forces, but in the end, in April, Stephen decided to go his own way. After that, Weinstein began to actively promote his version of the story. The source suggests that the projects will still focus on different years of the life of Mortara .
Harvey Weinstein plans to start filming the tape in January, while Spielberg plans to start filming next spring.
The Topic of Article: Harvey Weinstein will go against Spielberg.