Russell Crowe to Star in The Pope’s Exorcist Movie News |


Russell Crowe was cast in “The Pope’s Exorcist”.

The Oscar winner will play Father Gabriele Amorth – a real Catholic priest – in the film directed by Julius Avery.

In a statement, the director said, “It was a goal of mine to work with Russell. Collaborating with him on the incredible ‘Pope’s Exorcist’ is truly a dream come true.”

Production is set to begin in September in Ireland, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which revealed that Evan Spiliotopoulos is writing the script for the supernatural thriller.

Father Amorth served as the Vatican’s chief exorcist, and during his lifetime he performed over 100,000 exorcisms.

The priest died in 2016, at the age of 91. But before he died, he wrote two memoirs — “The Exorcist Tells His Story” and “An Exorcist: More Stories” — in which he discussed his experiences battling demons.

The priest’s life once inspired the 2017 documentary ‘The Devil and Father Amorth’, while he also opened up about his experiences with exorcisms in a 2016 interview with Vanity Fair magazine.

He said at the time: “The ritual of exorcism is not practiced by an ordinary priest. An exorcist requires specific training and must be considered to have personal holiness. He may be exposed to dangerous behavior and personal threats. His prayers often provoke a violent response as he attempts to shine a beam of light into the darkness.”

Father Amorth has previously claimed that Satan is in the Vatican.

When asked if he still believed that was the case in 2016, he replied, “Yes. Today, Satan rules the world. The masses no longer believe in God. And, yes, Satan is in the Vatican.”


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