16 June 2024

Stuart Long (Mark Wahlberg) in Columbia Pictures' FATHER STU.

Mark Wahlberg Is The Honest Priest In Father Stu First Trailer

God wanted a fighter and he got one. Sony Pictures Releasing have released the official UK Trailer for Father Stu starring Mark Wahlberg as the honest priest.

The film marks the directorial debut for Rosalind Ross, aka Mrs Mel Gibson. It tells the true life and inspirational story of Stuart Long a boxer he became a priest. An amateur boxer who devoted his life to God, inspiring many from self destruction to redemption. Believing he got a second chance of life thanks to surviving a terrible bike crash,  despite the scepticism, health issues.

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.

The film also stars  Mel Gibson, Jacki Weaver, Cody Fern and Teresa Ruiz. Father Stu will be released in UK and Irish cinemas from 15th April.

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