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The Pope’s Exorcist–a Screen Gems supernatural thriller–added four more actors this week, including the man who will portray the Pope, according to a report on Deadline.
Famed Italian actor Franco Nero (Django) signed on for the part of the Pope, and he will be joined by Laurel Marsden (Ms. Marvel), Cornell S. John (Fantastic Beasts) and newcomer Peter DeSouza-Feighoney in undisclosed roles.
The quartet will join the previously announced Russell Crowe, Alex Essoe and Daniel Zovatto in the film based on the real-life exploits of Fr. Gabriele Amorth.
The film–slated for a theatrical release Apr. 7, 2023–is directed by Julius Avery (Overlord) from a screenplay by Evan Spiliotopoulos (with revisions by Chuck MacLean).
The movie–produced by Doug Belgrad, Michael Patrick Kaczmarek, Jeff Katz and Eddie Siebert–follows the tribulations of Fr. Amorth (Crowe), the renowned Italian priest who reportedly performed more than 100,000 exorcisms for the Vatican.
The film draws on the priest’s bestselling memoirs–An Exorcist Tells His Story and An Exorcist: More Stories–to relate its eerie tale.
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