Catholic Church Restricts 'Angels & Demons' Filming
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"Normally, we read the script, but this time it was not necessary," Monsignor Marco Fibbi, spokesman for the Rome Diocese, explains to the Ansa Italian News Agency. "The name Dan Brown was enough."
In "Angels & Demons," Hanks' Robert Langdon is drawn into a series of murders tied to the selection of a new pope. Both the Santa Maria del Popolo and Santa Maria della Vittoria churches are featured as the sites of particularly gristly killings, which might have been cause for a filming ban even without Brown's name attached.
"Angels & Demons," production delayed slightly due to the writers strike, is still scheduled for release in May 2009.