Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 5, 2022 / 10:00 am
A new PG-13 version of Mark Wahlberg’s latest Catholic film, “Father Stu,” is coming back to the big screen Dec. 9 with an aim at widening the audience to include more families with children, according to the movie’s director and screenwriter, Rosalind Ross.
Like the original cut — which was released in April and included some eyebrow-raising profanity and other sexual on-camera moments — “Father Stu: Reborn,” chronicles the life of Father “Stu” Stewart Long, a rough-around-the-edges Montana boxer turned Catholic priest in a riveting story of loss, suffering, and redemption.
However, the new cut drops more than 100 swears and all religious profanity, Ross told CNA on Friday.
The film also tones down a sexually provocative scene, she said. She added that there are still some swears in the film, but they are “in the realm of, ‘Damn.’” Any “F words” and certain lines where God’s name is taken in vain were cut, she said.