Hotel Rwanda screenwriter Keir Pearson must be very pleased that he got tapped to write the Mother Teresa biopic I Thirst, and we’re all proud of him, but let’s cut to the chase: Who is going to portray Mother Teresa? Who can you see as a deeply religious Albanian Nobel Peace Prize recipient? Of course, casting will depend on the tone of the film. Sir Richard Attenborough directed what most consider the definitive Mother Teresa film, but there is still plenty of room for interpretation.
WASHINGTON, : US Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-SC, (C) and US House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R), lean over to listen to Mother Teresa (L) 05 June in the US Senate in Washington, DC. Mother Teresa was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award Congress can give, for her work caring for the poor. AFP PHOTO/PAUL J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: Henny Ray Abrams/AFP/Getty Images