Wortmann is chosen one to helm 'Pope'

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Constantin Film confirmed Wednesday that director Sonke Wortmann is taking the helm of "Pope Joan," replacing Volker Schlondorff, who was fired after criticizing the concept of filming a theatrical release at the same time as a TV miniseries version (HR 8/30).

Wortmann, who directed World Cup soccer documentary "Germany: A Summer's Fairytale," reportedly campaigned for the job, beating several high-profile German directors, including Uli Edel ("Last Exit to Brooklyn") and Mennan Yapo.
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