The Hollywood Reporter says that film screenwriter Joe Eszterhas is planning a motion picture about Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Eszterhas, director of such sordid films as Basic Instinct and Showgirls, is apparently partnering with Steve McEveety’s MPower Pictures to produce a film about the apparition.

Eszterhas, who is working on the script, described the project as a “labor of love.”

After receiving a diagnosis of throat cancer several years ago, Eszterhas gave up his Hollywood lifestyle, moved his family to Cleveland, and returned to his Catholic roots. Eszterhas penned a book about his journey. It’s titled Crossbearer: A Memoir of Faith (St. Martin’s Press, 2008). Brian Craig has an online interview with Eszterhas about his journey of faith.