Rosalind Ross Talks About Making ‘Father Stu’!
Rosalind Ross talks making ‘Father Stu’ with Mark Wahlberg and Mel Gibson! Thank you Sony Studios and Rosalind Ross for chatting with us about ‘Father Stu.’
Rosalind Ross was surprised when Marc Wahlberg asked her to adapt the life of Father Stuart “Stu” what was more shocking to her was when Wahlberg enlisted her to make her directorial debut on the project, which was filmed over the course of just 30 days! Father Stu is based on the extraordinary life of boxer-turned-Catholic Priest, including his near-fatal motorcycle accident that led to his devout faith and the diagnosis of body myositis that meant an early death but not before his inspirational life touched everyone.
Check out our interview above, I’m not going to spoil the movie for you, I will let you know it’s exceptional and a must see! Im
planning to incorporate Father Stu in our homeschooling curriculum, it’s that important to watch! Most importantly, I want to thank Rosalind for setting the path and being a trail blazer!
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 a most unexpected place. When an injury ends his amateur boxing career, Stuart Long (Mark Wahlberg) moves to L.A. dreaming of stardom. While scraping by as a supermarket clerk, he meets Carmen (Teresa Ruiz), a Catholic Sunday school teacher who seems 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 the surprising 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 and Jacki Weaver), 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 Rosalind Ross, and starring Academy Award Nominee® Mark Wahlberg (Best Supporting Actor, The Departed, 2006) as Father Stu, along with Academy Award Winner® Mel Gibson (Best Director, Braveheart, 1995), Academy Award Nominee® Jacki Weaver (Best Supporting Actor, Silver Linings Playbook, 2012) and Teresa Ruiz (Narcos). The film is produced by Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Jordon Foss and executive produced by Miky Lee, Colleen Camp, Rosalind Ross, Patrick Peach and Tony Grazia.
Written for the Screen and Directed by: Rosalind Ross
Produced by: Mark Wahlberg Stephen Levinson Jordon Foss Executive Producers: Miky Lee Colleen Camp Rosalind Ross Patrick Peach Tony Grazia Cast: Mark Wahlberg Mel Gibson Jacki Weaver Teresa Ruiz