Sony Pictures has recently released the official trailer for the Pope’s Exorcist, which is set to hit theatres on April 14.
The upcoming supernatural horror thriller has been given an R-rating by the MPAA for “violent content, language, sexual references, and some nudity.”
The video features Russell Crowe’s Father Gabriele Amorth, who is the Vatican’s chief exorcist. It highlights his most dangerous case involving a young boy possessed by an ancient evil, which has old ties with the church.
The film stars Russell Crowe (Gladiator), Daniel Zovatto (Don’t Breathe), Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes), and Franco Nero (Django). It is produced by Doug Belgrad, Michael Patrick Kaczmarek, and Jeff Katz, with Jo Homewood, Sophie Cassidy, and Edward J. Siebert, SJ.
Directed by Overlord‘s Julius Avery from a screenplay written by Michael Petroni and Evan Spiliotopoulos.
Drawing inspiration from real-life incidents, “The Pope’s Exorcist” is based on the memoirs of Father Gabriele Amorth, who had written extensively about his experiences as an exorcist. Among his works are the 1999 memoir “An Exorcist Tells His Story” and the 2002 publication “An Exorcist: More Stories.”
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“The Pope’s Exorcist follows Amorth as he investigates a young boy’s terrifying possession and ends up uncovering a centuries-old conspiracy the Vatican has desperately tried to keep hidden,”reads the synopsis.