How ‘The Two Popes’ Screenwriter Created Those Private Conversations in the Vatican

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How ‘The Two Popes’ Screenwriter Created Those Private Conversations in the Vatican
A version of this story about “The Two Popes” screenwriter Anthony McCarten first appeared in the Actors/Directors/Screenwriters issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine.

For screenwriter Anthony McCarten, the road to “The Two Popes” started with a death in the family. The British writer was in Rome when he received a text from a cousin telling him that a family member had passed away. “I was looking for a place to light a candle at chapel, and I decided, ‘Well, I won’t mess around, I’ll go straight to St. Peter’s Square,'” said McCarten, whose recent screenplays include “The Theory of Everything,” “Darkest Hour” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” (fact-based stories that have led to three of the last five Best Actor winners).

“And as fate would have it, or as God should determine, the square was full of about 50,000 people watching the rock star Pope Francis deliver a morning mass.
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