Mauro Borrelli to Direct The Last Supper Next

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Mauro Borrelli has dived into biblical realms for his next feature! Moviedelic can reveal that he will direct the historical drama film ‘The Last Supper.’ The project will be shot in Morocco from July 29 to September 6, 2024. The film’s screenplay is penned by Borrelli and John Collins.

The plot centers on the iconic moment in Jerusalem when Jesus Christ gathers with his apostles for one final meal before his crucifixion. As the supper continues, Jesus predicts one of them will betray him. This significant event, filled with themes of love, forgiveness, and teachings that transcend through time, continues to resonate through history, inspiring various artistic triumphs, including paintings by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.

The movie is not the first instance where Borrelli was inspired by Christian and similar themes to make his films. The filmmaker’s debut directorial feature, ‘Goodbye Casanova,’ showcases present-day fantastical phenomena originating from a fictional 17th-century book. Similarly, ‘Haunted Forest’ and ‘The Boxmaker’ explore centuries-old burial grounds, cursed trees, and old journals. Borrelli’s recent movies include ‘The Recall,’ ‘WarHunt,’ and ‘Mindcage,’ the latter of which is — as he admitted — rooted in both religion and art.

Having studied classical paintings at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, Borrelli has made significant contributions to the field of art, providing illustrative visuals for the Prime Video series ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,’ ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi,’ Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight,’ and the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film series.

Besides ‘The Last Supper,’ Borrelli has at least five directorial projects in varying stages of production or development, namely ‘Starlight,’ ‘Apple,’ ‘The Flats,’ ‘Plain Sight,’ and ‘The Hunchback.’ The director’s writing partner, Collins, made his feature writing debut with the 2021 sports drama, ‘Under the Stadium Lights,’ starring Laurence Fishburne.

Earlier in the year, Borrelli scouted locations in Morocco, a location known for its stunning landscapes and historical sites, which provide an authentic backdrop for biblical and war dramas. Sharing the Mediterranean Sea coastline, the North African country shares geographical similarities with Jerusalem. From famous Saharan deserts to mountainous terrains, Morocco has offered plenty of locales to Hollywood’s big-budget productions, such as Ridley Scott’s epic historical sagas ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Napoleon.’ Moreover, Edward Berger’s upcoming Netflix series ‘Atomic’ is slated to enter production in the country at the same time as ‘The Last Supper.’

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