The Pope’s Exorcist, directed by Julius Avery, will star actor Russell Crowe. The Academy Award winner will play Father Gabriele Amorth, the fabled Italian priest who carried out more than 100,000 exorcisms for the Vatican, in the supernatural thriller.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Crowe will portray Father Gabriele Amorth, the top exorcist for the Vatican City, who in actual life performed over 100,000 exorcisms.
He also chronicled his experiences with demonic possession in two autobiographies, “An Exorcist Tells His Story” and “An Exorcist: More Stories.” At the age of 91, Father Amorth passed away in 2016.
RUSSELL CROWE TO STAR IN SUPERNATURAL THRILLER THE POPE’S EXORCIST
Julius Avery, who is most known for his 2018 smash hit horror film “Overlord,” will direct and produce “The Pope’s Exorcist,” with Screen Gems serving as the official producers. Evan Spiliotopoulos wrote the movie’s screenplay.
Production business Loyola Productions and producer Michael Patrick Kaczmarek have sold Father Gabriele Amorth’s life rights to Screen Gems. The rights provide readers access to Father Amorth’s two bestselling memoirs as well as some of his other collections, which contain in-depth accounts of his exorcism procedures.
In a statement, Avery said that working with Crowe on this film was a “dream come true,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. To collaborate with him on the incredible Pope’s Exorcist is certainly a dream come true, I’ve always wanted to work with Russell,” admitted Avery.In September, “The Pope’s Exorcist” would begin filming in Ireland, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Actor Russell Crowe, who previously won an Oscar for his performance in “Gladiator,” has a lot of projects in the works. He recently completed filming for the movie “Kraven the Hunter,” and he will also be seen playing Zeus in “Thor: Love and Thunder.”
The latter is scheduled to be released this year in July. In addition, Crowe will star in Peter Farrelly’s movie “The Greatest Beer Run Ever,” which will also star Crowe. Alongside Liam Hemsworth, he will appear in the Crowe-directed and -written film “Poker Face.”
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