Matthew Goode Joins Showtime’s The Vatican Pilot

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PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Actor Matthew Goode poses for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival at the Getty Images Portrait Studio at Village at the Lift on January 21, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images) Photo: Larry Busacca/2013 Getty Images

Showtime's hourlong drama pilot The Vatican, Ridley Scott's first TV directing gig since the sixties, has cast England's Matthew Goode (Watchmen, A Single Man) as a co-star. Goode will play papal secretary Bernd Koch, "the pope's closest confidante, who has a very powerful perch within the inner circle of the Vatican." Paul Attanasio (Quiz Show, Donnie Brasco) wrote the pilot.