Oscar Isaac Joins ‘Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara’

Ex Machina and Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Oscar Isaac is set to join Steven Spielberg’s religious drama The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara.

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Isaac in ‘Ex Machina’

Isaac’s role in the movie is yet to be revealed, but he will be joining Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies and BFG collaborator Mark Rylance on the cast.

The movie will be about the true story of a Jewish boy from Bologna, Italy, who in 1858 was taken from his parents by police and subsequently raised a catholic, becoming a priest in the Augustinian order.

Mark Rylance will star as Pope Pius IX and the film will be released around awards season 2017/18.

Source: Variety

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