Russell Crowe will don the cassock.
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.
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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.
Collaborating with him on the incredible project of
The Pope's Exorcist
is a dream come true”
, declared the director known for his horror film
in a press release.
The shooting of
The Pope's exorcist
should start in September, in Ireland.