Sony Pictures has shared the trailer of the awaited horror about Father Amorth, the Vatican’s chief exorcist who has performed over 100,000 exorcisms. So here’s what we know about the project.
The Pope’s Exorcist – biopic on the controversial figure of Father Gabriel Amorth – finally has a release date. Sony Pictures has in fact made available the official trailer in Italian of the film, confirming that it will be in cinemas from April 13. Together with the expected video, the official synopsiswhich reveals what the protagonist, played by Russell Crowe.
The Pope’s Exorcist – Plot and cast of horror with Russell Crowe
The film, directed by Julius Averyis based on the international bestsellers of Father Gabriel Amorththe Vatican’s chief exorcist, and tells of an intricate plot kept under wraps for years:
Inspired by the true writings of Father Gabriele Amorth, the Vatican’s chief exorcist, played by Academy Award winner Russell Crowe, The Pope’s Exorcist tells the story of Father Amorth who, investigating a boy’s terrifying possession, ends up uncovering a centuries-old conspiracy that the Vatican has desperately tried to keep it hidden.
To play the role of the protagonist is, as mentioned, Russell Crowefresh from his second film as director – Poker Face – and also awaited in the thriller Sleeping Dogs, in which he shares the set with Karen Gillan. Alongside her, in the role of Papawe find Franco Nerowho also recently returned behind the camera with The man who drew God, drama that sanctions the return to the screen of Kevin Spacey. They then complete the cast Daniel Zovatto, Alex Essoe, Paloma Bloyd, Laurel Marsden, Cornell John, Derek Carroll, Peter DeSouza-Feighoney, River Hawkins, Pablo Raybould, Tom Bonington e Victor Solé. Ralph Ineson – face of some horror cults of the caliber of The Witch – instead lends the voice to the Devil. Julius Avery – action movie director among which he stands out Samaritan with Sylvester Stallone – then engages with a new genre, telling a true story between biopic, thriller and horror. The screenplay is instead edited by Michael Petroni and Evan Spiliotopouloswho adapted Father Amorth’s numerous writings for the big screen, including i two memoirs in which he told about the approx 100,000 exorcisms practiced on behalf of the Vatican. As mentioned, the film – produced by Sony Pictures – will be in theaters from April 13, distributed by Warner Bros. Entertainment Italia.
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