Statement regarding Opus Dei, Saint Josemaria Escriva, and Roland Joffe's film "There Be Dragons"

The U.S. communications office of Opus Dei has received some media inquiries about the upcoming movie "There Be Dragons," directed by Roland Joffe. Opus Dei’s founder, Saint Josemaria Escriva, is one of the main characters in the film.

At the request of the film’s producers, the communications office of the Prelature of Opus Dei provided historical information and other audiovisual materials regarding Saint Josemaria, as it does in response to similar requests for news stories, books and documentaries. 

While news of a film dealing with Saint Josemaria by a director of Mr. Joffe’s caliber generates considerable interest and expectations, this movie is not a project of the Prelature of Opus Dei, and the few members of Opus Dei involved in it are acting in an entirely personal capacity.

Information about Mr. Joffe’s film can be found on its official website: