Bob Hoskins and Ed Asner to Portray John XXIII in TV Films

ROME, OCT. 10, 2001 ( Two television productions are under way on the life of John XXIII.

British actor Bob Hoskins, 59, will play the "Good Pope" in a TV film directed by Ricky Tognazzi and written by several authors, including Marco Roncalli, one of the Pontiff's relatives.

Filming will begin in November. The producer is Mediaset, whose principal shareholder is Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's family.

The Italian public network RAI, Berlusconi's immediate competitor, will also produce a TV film on John XXIII. In this film, directed by Dominique Othenin-Girard, the Pope will be played by American actor Ed Asner, 72. Filming will begin by year-end.

Zenit - The World Seen From Rome
10. oktober 2001

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