Mark Wahlberg Becomes a Catholic Priest in Trailer for 'Father Stu'
by Alex Billington
February 10, 2022
"We've all been wrong… and we've all done some wrong… but He came to forgive us." Sony Pictures has revealed the official trailer for an inspirational, uplifting drama titled Father Stu, marking the directorial debut of filmmaker Rosalind Ross (who is Mel Gibson's wife). The movie follows the life of Father Stuart Long, an amateur boxer-turned-priest who inspired countless people on his journey from self-destruction to redemption. After surviving a terrible motorcycle accident, he wonders if his second chance can be used to help others find their way, leading him to the surprising realization that he is meant to be a Catholic priest. Despite a devastating health crisis and the skepticism of Church, Father Stu pursues his vocation with courage and compassion, inspiring not only those closest to him but countless others along the way. Written for the screen and directed by Ross, and starring Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg as Father Stu, along with Mel Gibson, Jacki Weaver, and Teresa Ruiz. This looks sappy and the song in this trailer is such a cliche choice, though American audiences will eat it up. All the footage in this trailer is not that great.
Here's the first official trailer for Rosalind Ross' Father Stu, direct from Sony's YouTube:
Based on a true story, Father Stu is an unflinchingly honest, funny and ultimately uplifting drama about a lost soul who finds his purpose in an unexpected place. When an injury ends his amateur boxing career, Stuart Long (Mark Wahlberg) moves to L.A. dreaming of stardom. While working as a supermarket clerk, he meets Carmen (Teresa Ruiz), a Catholic Sunday School teacher who's immune to his bad-boy charm. Determined to win her over, the longtime agnostic starts going to church to impress her. But surviving a terrible motorcycle accident leaves him wondering if he can use his second chance to help others find their way, leading to realization that he is meant to be a Catholic priest. Despite a devastating health crisis and the skepticism of Church officials and his estranged parents (Mel Gibson & Jacki Weaver), Stu pursues his vocation with courage and compassion, inspiring not only those closest to him but countless others along the way. Father Stu is written and directed by first-time filmmaker Rosalind Ross, making her feature directorial debut. Sony will release Father Stu in theaters exclusively starting April 13th, 2022 this spring.
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