And co-produced and performed by Mark Wahlberg
By Jose Bello Aliaga
Distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment Spain, the film `El Milagro del padre Stu´, written and directed by Rosalind Ross, and co-produced and performed by Mark Wahlberg, opens on Friday the 13th.
Based on true events, The Miracle of Father Stu is an honest and exemplary drama about a lost soul who finds meaning in his life in the most unexpected places.
`The Miracle of Father Stu´ is a film based on a true story and starring Oscar®-nominated actor Mark Wahlberg as Stuart Long, an agnostic amateur boxer who turned his life upside down by becoming a priest and finding this new path the meaning of their existence. He is joined in this story by Oscar® winner Mel Gibson and Oscar®-nominated actress Jacki Weaver.
When an injury ends his career as an amateur boxer, Stuart Long (Mark Wahlberg) moves to Los Angeles with dreams of being an actor. While fending for himself as a supermarket clerk, he meets Carmen (Teresa Ruiz), a Catholic Sunday school teacher who seems immune to his bad boy looks. Determined to win her over, the lifelong agnostic starts going to church to impress her. But after surviving a horrific motorcycle accident he begins to question if he can give his life a second chance by helping others find his way, leading him to realize that he is destined to be a Catholic priest.
Despite a devastating health crisis and skepticism from Church members and his estranged parents (Mel Gibson and Jacki Weaver), Stu pursues his calling with courage and compassion, inspiring not only those closest to him, but to many others with whom he crosses the road.
Written and directed by Rosalind Ross, and stars Academy Award® Nominee Mark Wahlberg (Best Supporting Actor, The Departed, 2006) as Father Stu, opposite Academy Award® Winner Mel Gibson (Best Director, Braveheart , 1995), Academy Award® Nominee Jacki Weaver (Best Supporting Actress, The Bright Side, 2012) and Teresa Ruiz (Narcos).
Original Title: Father Stu
Director: Rosalind Ross
Screenplay: Rosalind Ross
Producers: Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, and Jordon Foss
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, Jacki Weaver, Teresa Ruiz, Annet Mahendru, Winter Ave Zoli, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Alain Uy, Ned Bellamy, Niko Nicotera, Carlos Leal, Mathew Trent Hunnicutt, Skip Howland, Chiquita Fuller, Annie Lee, Molly Baker, Tenz McCall, Faith Jefferies, Jose J Santana, Betsy Moore, Orion McCabe, Pablo Ramos, Bo Cleary, Mark Casimir Dyniewicz, Cody Fern, Larry Bagby, Michael Fairman, Danielle K. Golden
Music: Dickon Hinchliffe
Photography: Jacques Jouffret
Duration: 124 min.
Country: United States
Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment Spain
Release date in Spain: May 13, 2022
Jose Bello Aliaga