Russell Crowe in cassock for Vatican backstage horror film project


In The Pope’s Exorcist, the New Zealand actor will play Father Gabriele Amorth who performed more than 100,000 exorcisms for the Holy See.

Russell Crowe will don the cassock. In Pope’s Exorcist (The Pope’s Exorcist), a supernatural thriller directed by Julius Avery, the New Zealand actor will play Italian father Gabriele Amorth. An exorcist priest who performed more than 100,000 exorcisms in the Vatican. Died in 2016 in Rome, at the age of 91, he co-founded the International Association of Exorcists in 1991.

The screenplay for the film will be based on the memoirs written by the monk, in which he detailed his experiences in the fight against the forces of evil, we learn from the specialized site Hollywood Reporter which revealed the information. Production studio Screen Gems acquired the rights and had been planning to produce the film for some time. “My goal was to work with Russell Crowe. Collaborate with him on the incredible project of The Pope’s exorcist is a dream come true”said the director known for his horror war film Overlord in a press release. The filming of The Pope’s exorcist should start in September, in Ireland.

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