Paul Verhoeven’s Religious Thriller ‘Blessed Virgin’ Eyes August Start In Italy

Mar 13, 2018

It was reported that Elle director Paul Veroheven (Basic Instinct, RoboCop) would next focus on the sexually fuelled thriller titled Blessed Virgin, the film focuses on real life religious figure Sister Bernadetta Carlini.

A 17th-century nun in Italy suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. She is assisted by a companion, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic love affair. 

We have learned that Veroheven is expecting to begin filming this August in Italy.

Paul had previously set Belgian actress Virginie Efira (Elle) to play the lead role of Sister Bernadetta Carlini. Black Book screenwriter Gerard Soeteman has adapted the screenplay from the novel Imodest Acts by historian Judith C. Brown.

The next step is to find an actress to play Sister Bartolomea, Carlini’s lover.


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