Mel Gibson Says New Film “Father Stu” Focuses on Themes of Faith, Ego, and Redemption

During an interview with Fox News on Friday, actor-director Mel Gibson spoke about faith, ego, and redemption, while promoting his latest film Father Stu.

As CBN News has reported, Mark Wahlberg and Mel Gibson teamed up for the new biographical movie that’s filled with grit, faith, and redemption. It’s scheduled to hit theaters nationwide on Wednesday, April 13.

Father Stu has been a project of Wahlberg’s for the past six years, according to The Hollywood Reporter‘s exclusive story.  The actor wanted to make a movie about the boxer-turned-priest’s life after he died almost seven years ago.

Both Wahlberg and Gibson are professed Catholics. The pair formed a friendship when Gibson was hired to play Wahlberg’s father in the 2017 comedy Daddy’s Home 2, according to MovieGuide.

Wahlberg will portray Long in the new movie and reportedly gained 30 pounds for the role. Gibson will play Long’s father.

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