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Showtime Renounces Kyle Chandler Papal Drama ‘The Vatican’

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Kyle Chandler may have been among the detractors of a potential 'Friday Night Lights' reunion movie, but it doesn't seem as if he'll be ascending the ranks any time soon either. Showtime has officially dropped its buzzworthy Ridley Scott papal drama, 'The Vatican,' from development, effectively ending the project.

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Showtime’s ‘The Vatican’ Casts Hitler as The Pope, Seriously

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Yes, you read that correctly. While Showtime's buzz-worthy upcoming drama pilot 'The Vatican' continues to use recent real-world headlines to its advantage, its latest casting might prove the most attention grabbing yet. Sources reveal that the Ridley Scott-helmed drama has tapped 'Downfall' star Bruno Ganz, famed for the internet parody "Hitler Reacts to Things," as 'The Vatican's Pope. Find out all about the latest casting for 'The Vatican' inside!

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Showtime’s ‘The Vatican’ Adds ‘Trainspotting’ Star Ewen Bremmer

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Between newly-elected Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio and the near-complete 'Veronica Mars' movie Kickstarter campaign, you've likely heard enough about heavenly matters today, but what's one more? Showtime's upcoming Ridley Scott-produced drama 'The Vatican' has managed to capitalize on the trending topics once again, adding 'Trainspotting' star Ewen Bremmer to it's already impressive cast. Find out about the latest to join the fictional 'Vatican' inside!

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Showtime’s ‘The Vatican’ Appoints Anna Friel

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Far removed from all the real-life Papal drama, however appropriately-timed, Showtime's buzz-worthy Ridley Scott-directed pilot 'The Vatican' has just grown itself a new flower. In addition to recent castings of 'Friday Night Lights' star Kyle Chandler and 'Stoker's Matthew Goode, 'Pushing Daisies vet Anna Friel has officially joined the modern religious drama, but will she play a sinner or a saint?

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‘Friday Night Lights” Kyle Chandler Joins Showtime’s ‘The Vatican’

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A few months ago we brought you the news that Showtime and acclaimed director Ridley Scott were plotting an ambitious, if controversial move to craft a drama around the papal scene of 'The Vatican,' one surely spurred along by the recent real-life controversy in Rome. As the pilot season soldiers on, Showtime's 'The Vatican' has made some impressive additions to the cast, most recently that of 'Friday Night Lights' and 'Zero Dark Thirty' star Kyle Chandler! Find out Coach Taylor's new holy role on 'The Vatican' inside!

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