Russell Crowe Uncovers Dark Truths in The Pope’s Exorcist Teaser

Russell Crowe could have met his match in a new teaser for the upcoming film from Sony Pictures The Pope’s Exorcist. The demonic being fighting Crowe’s character Father Gabriele Amorth outshines cinematic demons and dark forces of yesteryear and sends shivers down our spines in the latest look. Proving that there is nothing more terrifying than a child – except maybe a possessed child – the clip introduces us to a young boy whose family seeks the help of the world’s most famous exorcist.

But a demon-possessed boy isn’t the only horror Father Amorth will stare in the eye Julius Avery (Samaritan, son of a gun) directed horror thriller as he delves deeper into the case and discovers the Vatican has been hiding some earth-shattering secrets. The teaser mainly takes place in this angle of the plot with Crowes Amorth and his assistant exorcism tearing down a cement wall with a sledgehammer to find an abandoned room with a well full of skeletons. As this teaser makes clear, the film will be full of jump-scares, with Crowe’s Italian accent perhaps being the most chilling.


The cast of the exorcism-centric scary-fest is joined by a killer lineup of talent django And John Wick: Chapter 2 Actor franco nero, who plays Father Amorth’s boss – the Pope – and The witch star Ralph Ineson as the voice behind the vengeful demonic entity. Be included in the ensemble Cornell S.John (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald), Laurel Marsden (Mrs Miracle), Daniel Zovato (It follows), Alex Essoe (The Haunting of Bly Manor), And Peter Desouza Feighoney.

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Is The Pope’s Exorcist A true story?

The film is based on the real reports of Father Gabriele Amorth, who was awarded the title of Chief Exorcist of the Vatican by none other than the Pope. During his time exorcising demons from the living, Father Amorth said he performed over 100,000 exorcisms. His story was so popular and fascinating that he shared his stories with the world in several books and was even the subject of the 2017 documentary The Devil and Father Amortha project The Exorcist director William Friedkin. Although Father Amorth performed an unimaginable amount of exorcisms during his lifetime, he always remained true to the belief that most often the answer lies in mental illness and not demonic possession.

Check out Crowe’s Dance with the Devil in the latest teaser for The Pope’s Exorcist below and discover the mysteries of the Vatican when the film hits theaters on April 14.

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