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THE POPE AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN HIM

At the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., CBS teased an upcoming miniseries about Pope John Paul II, from the producers of the net's 2000 Jesus. "I read the first night [script] and it's like a papal page-turner," says CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler. "It's a very exciting story. He's a great character." Pope John Paul II, born Karol Wojtyla, will be played by Cary Elwes — who was an absolute riot in The Princess Bride, so I'm psyched! — and, in his later years, by Ian Holm (The Lord of the Rings).

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At the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., CBS teased an upcoming miniseries about Pope John Paul II, from the producers of the net's 2000 Jesus. "I read the first night [script] and it's like a papal page-turner," says CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler. "It's a very exciting story. He's a great character." Pope John Paul II, born Karol Wojtyla, will be played by Cary Elwes  who was an absolute riot in The Princess Bride, so I'm psyched!  and, in his later years, by Ian Holm (The Lord of the Rings).