After terrorising a family in 2020’s Unhinged, Russell Crowe is heading back into horror territory. He’s set to star in The Pope’s Exorcist, a new horror movie from Overlord director Julius Avery.
The project, which comes to us from Sony’s Screen Gems, is inspired by the story of a real-life exorcist, the late Father Gabriele Amorth. An Italian priest, Father Amorth performed over 100,000 exorcisms for the Vatican. He died in 2016.
Chester Hastings and R. Dean McCreary wrote the original draft of the script for The Pope’s Exorcist, which was then revised by Michael Petroni. The most recent draft was penned by Evan Spiliotopoulos, with revisions by Chuck MacLean. Ángel Gómez (Voices) was previously attached to direct.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)