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Mark Wahlberg

Father Stu was passionate in his love for God and for the people he served.

By Kathy Schiffer, EWTN News, February 1, 2022

Kathy SchifferSony Pictures has acquired the worldwide rights to a faith-based film about a Catholic priest. Father Stu — which is slated for release in theaters on Good Friday, April 15 — recounts the inspiring true story of a boxer-turned-priest, and stars Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg as Father Stuart Long. The film also stars Academy Award-winner Mel Gibson, whose directorial accomplishments include the highest-grossing Christian film of all time, The Passion of the Christ.

Mark Wahlberg, who has produced over a dozen feature films, said of this newest project, “Father Stu’s journey from troublemaker to clergyman was inspiring to many, including me.” He praised writer and first-time director Rosalind Ross, saying, “Rosey has done an incredible job capturing the essence of who he was and how he affected the people he met. I hope that with this film, we keep his spirit alive and continue his good works.” …