Tim Drake is an award-winning writer and former journalist and radio host with the National Catholic Register/EWTN. He currently serves as New Evangelization Coordinator for the Holdingford Area Catholic Community in the Diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota. He resides with his wife and five children in St. Joseph, Minn.
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.