PREVIEW: Father Stu (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Mark Wahlberg (Boogie Nights), Mel Gibson (Braveheart), Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook), Teresa Ruiz (The Marksman), Niko Nicotera (The Purge: Anarchy), Chiquita Fuller (A Night in Compton), Cody Fern (The Tribes of Palos Verdes), Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Rosalind Ross (film debut), director, writer; Jordon Foss (Eloise), Stephen Levinson (Instant Family) and Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter), producers; Dickon Hinchliffe (Winter’s Bone), composer; Jacques Jouffret (Joe Bell), cinematographer; Jeffrey M. Werner (Professor Marston and the Wonder Women), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

After an injury ends his amateur boxing career, Stuart Long (Wahlberg) heads to Los Angeles in search of stardom. He meets Catholic Sunday school teacher Carmen (Ruiz) and begins attending church to impress her, only for the agnostic bad-boy to find divine inspiration and become a Catholic priest in order to help other people. However, as a devastating illness begins to take hold of him, Stu must find the courage to continue spreading goodwill towards others, as well as earn the respect of his sceptical community and his estranged parents (Weaver and Gibson)…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Mark Wahlberg turns to the Lord in this faith-based passion project for the actor and producer, wherein he plays a truly unique, and doubtlessly inspirational, figure in modern Catholicism.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 13TH MAY 2022

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE

 

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