Russell Crowe Plays “The Pope’s Exorcist” In his first Horror movie lead

    Father Esquibel (Daniel Zovatto) and Father Gabriele Amorth (Russell Crowe) in Screen Gems’ THE POPE’S EXORCIST.

    Prior to The Pope’s Exorcist, Russell Crowe had never led a horror film.

    “ It was just commodity I had n’t done – a order I ’ve noway really touched at all. Scary filmland put me off my sleep, ” says the Academy Award ®- winning actor with a laugh. “ I ’m incredibly superstitious. Moving in circles like this where you ’re examining situations that the characters face It’s not inevitably a comfortable place for me. easily, there were a lot of unusual goods passing around us, but you keep your balance and see them as concurrencedifferently you ’re going to drive yourself a little bit insane. ”

    Lucky for Crowe, there were cornucopia of goods to keep him busy throughout the timber of The Pope’s Exorcist.

    In order to understand his character and what made him tick, Crowe dove into disquisitionamassing all the material he could about the late Father Gabriele Amorth, the real– life Pope’s exorcist who was suitable to chronicle his stories in the best- dealing lives on which the film is predicated. Crowe travelled to Rome, where he spent a week meeting people from the Vatican who knew the Pope’s exorcist. For all of the rumors of the uncommunicative Church, Crowe says, “ I have to say that the Church was truly open. We were given some extreme boons by those in charge at the Vatican. ”

    Director Julius Avery says that on that trip to Rome, he and Crowe saw firsthand how fondly Father Amorth is flashed backadmired, and loved – which Crowe wanted to fete in his definition. Of course, the film isn’t a documentary, and some rudiments would have lyrical license, but within that, “ he noway went against his real character. It remained stranded and real. That’s why I feel his performance is so awful; because he was suitable to embody the spirit of Father Amorth. ”

    In his disquisition, Crowe uncovered a man who could make a perfect lead for a mystery suspenser – the ultimate bigwig with the trust of one of the oldest and most important associations on the earth but also a person of strong persuasions and an unyielding thirst for the verity. Crowe says that Amorth’s associates and buddies from the Vatican told him that the exorcist “ noway had any dissensions with anybody and always followed the line of the church, ” while at the same time, the actor notes, “ Father Amorth said some truly controversial goods in his time. He made some truly strong statements, at various points in time, about his beliefs – which were n’t always 100 in line with the Church. ”

    “ He would a certainparticular irreverent take on goods that I tried to bring into the film, ” Crowe continues. “ He’s an individual, not a cookie cutter man of the cloth. He rides a Lambretta motor scooter! ”

    About The Pope’s Exorcist

    Inspired by the factual lines of Father Gabriele Amorth, Chief Exorcist of the Vatican( Academy Award ®- winner Russell Crowe), The Pope’s Exorcist follows Amorth as he investigates a youthful boy’s intimidating possession and ends up uncovering a centuries-old conspiracy the Vatican has desperately tried to keep retired.

    The film is directed by Julius Avery, script by Michael Petroni and Evan Spiliotopoulos, screen story by Michael Petroni andR. Dean McCreary & Chester Hastings, grounded on the books “ An Exorcist Tells His Story ” and “ An Exorcist further Stories ” byFr. Gabriele Amorth.

    The cast is led by Russell Crowe, Daniel Zovatto, Alex Essoe and Franco Nero.