Cast & Crew
The story of a Pope John Anglicus, who ruled the Catholic Church from 855-857, disguising the fact that he was a she. Pope Joan, an educated woman from Athens who was reportedly traveling as a man for safety reasons, became involved in local religion and politics before being made Cardinal and then Pope. Her gender was allegedly discovered when she went into labor while in church.
Gerald Alexander Held
Donna Woolfolk Cross
Based on the novel "Pope Joan" by Donna Woolfold Cross and published by Crown Press September 18, 1996.
Franka Potente was previously attached to star.
Volker Schlondorff previously attached to direct.
Project was on hold due to actor John Goodman defaulting on an agreement to star in the picture, resulting in Constantin filing a $3 million lawsuit.