Bourne Supremacy’s Franka Potente will play Pope Joan

franka.jpgFranka Potente, co star to Matt Damon in the Bourne Identity/ Supremacy and the star of every movie snob’s favorite Run Lola Run is now cast in the leading role of Pope Joan. The people over at give us this on Franke Potente new role:

Talk about a career topper… She’s been cast in Pope Joan, an adaptation of Donna Cross’ novel about a 9th century woman who takes on the guise of a man and ends up rising through the male ranks of the Vatican until she’s named the new pontiff.

Cross’ book has been a huge seller, particularly in Germany, so it’s no surprise that Constantin Film would be gearing up to make it into a movie. The Tin Drum’s Volker Schloendorff will crank the cameras next May.

Wow, this is a movie I’d like to see. Like a Catholic non-singing Barbra Streisand in Yentl I think this movie will have nothing but good effects on this off beat beauty’s career.

It’s been a while since anything has come out that is geared specifically towards a female audience that isn’t a romantic comedy or sappy chick flick. This has the potential of being something big, like academy award big.

So I will now shut the hell up so that I don’t jinx the thing.

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