The sequel to Pope’s Exorcist is currently in development


A sequel to The Pope’s Exorcist, which stars Russell Crowe as real-life exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth, is in early development

Made on a budget of $18 million, the supernatural thriller The Pope’s Exorcist (read our review HERE), which stars Russell Crowe as real-life exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth, has racked up over $52 million at the global box office since its release earlier this month. Columbia Pictures / Screen Gems must be very satisfied with how well the movie is doing, because our friends at Bloody Disgusting have been informed that a sequel to The Pope’s Exorcist is now in early development!

Details on the sequel aren’t available yet, but it looks like Crowe is going to have a rematch with the forces of evil. The director of

The Pope’s Exorcist, William Friedkin, made a documentary a few years ago about Father Gabriele Amorth. (You can read our review for The Devil & Father Amorth by clicking THIS LINK), and he died in 2016 at age 91. According to The Hollywood Reporter’s report, Screen Gems has acquired the rights from Michael Patrick Kaczmarek of faith-based media firm Loyola Productions to tell the story about the exorcist. That deal included rights to Amorth’s two international bestselling memoirs An Exorcist Tells His Story and An Exorcist: More Stories, as well as other “detailed accounts of his exploits of pulling the devil out of people all over the world.” So it sounds like they’ll have plenty of material to pull ideas from as they develop the sequel to The Pope’s Exorcist.For

The Pope’s Exorcist, Crowe takes on the role of real-life figure Father Gabriele Amorth, a priest who acted as chief exorcist of the Vatican and who performed more than 100,000 exorcisms in his lifetime. Amorth wrote two memoirs and detailed his experiences battling Satan and demons that had clutched people in their evil.Overlord

‘s Julius Avery directed The Pope’s Exorcist from a screenplay by Evan Spiliotopoulos, with revisions by Chuck MacLean. The script was based on original drafts by Chester Hastings & R. Dean McCreary, which received revisions from Michael Petroni.Crowe is joined in the cast by Alex Essoe (

Starry Eyes), Daniel Zovatto (It Follows), Laurel Marsden (Ms. Marvel), Cornell S. John (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald), and newcomer Peter DeSouza-Feighoney, with Franco Nero, star of the original Django, as the Pope. Ralph Ineson (The witch) is the voice of the demon.Scott Stauss, Michael Bitar and Giselle Jhonson oversaw the project at Screen Gems. The film was produced through Jesus & Mary by Michael Patrick Kaczmarek, Eddie Siebert of Loyola, Doug Belgrad and Jeff Katz from Worldwide Katz. Leave a comment to let us know what you think.

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