Father Stu is a 2022 biographical drama based on the true-life story of boxer-turned-priest Stuart Long. It is penned and directed by Rosalind Ross. The movie made its debut on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Before, it was dated to be planned on Friday, April 15, 2022.
Stuart Ignatius Long is a well-known American boxer and Catholic priest. The film is said to be a stimulant that comes with a message that we can all develop, work towards being decent people, and help wherever we can.
He was diagnosed with inclusion body myositis, which required crutches to support him in walking. He passed on at the age of 50 on June 9, 2014, in the early morning hours at the Big Sky Care Centre. His funeral was done at Resurrection Cemetery in Lewis and Clark County, Montana.
The upcoming film follows the true-life story of Father Stuart Long. It was first declared in 2016 when Wahlberg disclosed that he was toiling on a biopic about Long with screenwriter David O. Russell. Wahlberg put his fortune into funding the film, and Ross composed the script and then signed on as director in her directorial debut. The shooting was done in Los Angeles only 30 days in May 2021. Wahlberg purposely gained 30 pounds (14 kg) in six weeks to characterize Long, consuming up to 7,000 calories a day.
According to Box office forecasts, the project is expected to gross $4–9 million over its five-day opening weekly end in the USA and Canada. As per critical acclaim, “Mark Wahlberg is hard-working but miscast in Father Stu, an issue compounded by how the movie fumbles its fact-based story.”
The cast includes Mark Wahlberg as Father Stuart “Stu” Long, Jacki Weaver as Kathleen Long, Mel Gibson as Bill Long, Teresa Ruiz as Carmen, Niko Nicotera as Barfly, Chiquita Fuller as Waitress, and Cody Fern as Jacob.
The movie is supposed to hit Netflix throughout 2023 and likely leave in early 2024, with Hulu likely being its streaming home afterward.