Date: 13th April 2005

Mel Gibson to film the Pope's story

Mel Gibson is reportedly set to turn Pope John Paul II's story into a Hollywood movie.

The New York Post reports Gibson has already filmed the ending to the movie.

He also reportedly despatched a production crew to Rome to film the pope's funeral.

Gibson, a devote Roman Catholic, last year enjoyed one of Hollywood's biggest box-office hits with The Passion of Christ.

Last year's The Passion of Christ made broke the US five-day box office record held by The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King when it made 65.2 million.

Source: Press Release