The Pope's Exorcist

The Pope's Exorcist


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Russell Crowe stars in the story of Father Gabriele Amorth – the Vatican's chief exorcist 

Father Gabriele Amorth has had a strange and mysterious occupation throughout his life. Deep inside the Vatican, beneath labyrinthine hallways decked in opulence, this Catholic priest has been practicing a dark art. Under the guidance of the Pope, the Church is battling the dangerous possessive power of Satan. On a mission to deliver the righteous from the throes of evil, this is the story of Father Gabriele Amorth.

In the church's ongoing fight against evil, Father Amorth is the chief exorcist. This real-life figure performed over 100,000 exorcisms from World War II through to the internet age.

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Supernatural horror 'The Pope's Exorcist' adapts the memoirs of the world's most famous exorcist

The Pope’s Exorcist is a supernatural horror thriller film based on the real-life memoirs of Father Gabriele Amorth. The movie is directed by Julius Avery, who is best known for directing Samaritan and Overlord. The Pope's Exorcist adapts the books An Exorcist Tells His Story and An Exorcist: More Stories by Gabriele Amorth.

The movie features legendary Hollywood actor Russell Crowe in the lead role as a gifted Catholic priest. Beloved Italian actor Franco Nero is cast as the Pope, while Alex Essoe and Daniel Zovatto also feature. Laurel Marsden, Cornell S. John, and Peter DeSouza-Feighoney make up the expanded cast. The movie originally had Angel Gomez attached to direct and had been early in its production phase before a new director and screenwriter were brought in. Much of the original work has been kept in by the new creative team. The Pope's Exorcist was released in theaters on April 14th, 2023. 

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Production: Timeline, News & Updates

June 27, 2022

The move is first announced with Russell Crow confirmed to be playing the Italian Catholic priest and Julius Avery set to direct. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

July 29, 2022

Alex Essoe and Daniel Zovatto join the supernatural thriller in unnamed roles. (Source: Collider)

August 9, 2022

A casting announcement brings a slew of new names onto the call sheet for the movie. These include Franco Nero, Laurel Marsden, Cornell S. John and Peter DeSouza-Feighhoney.(Source: Deadline)

January 27, 2023

Ralph Ineson joined the cast to voice the demonic entity in the film. (Source: Collider)

February 22, 2023

The first trailer for the movie is released giving fans a glimpse of Russell Crowe in the lead role. (Source: The Playlist)

February 23, 2023

A featurette for the movie is released showing an interview with Russell Crowe discussing the real-life figure he is portraying in the movie. (Source: Collider)

March 20, 2023

The release date for the movie was confirmed to be April 14th, 2023. (Source: Film Affinity)

April 14, 2023

The Pope's Exorcist was released in cinemas. (Source: Collider)


Mystery & Thriller, Horror


1h 43min

Age rating



Russell Crowe
Father Gabriele Amorth
Daniel Zovatto
Father Esquibel
Cornell John
Bishop Lumumba
Ryan O'Grady
Cardinal Sullivan
Santi Bayón
Roberto Vasquez IV (Henry's Dad)
Paloma Bloyd
River Hawkins
Enzo / Halphas
Matthew Sim
Cardinal Abato
Victor Solé
Spanish Doctor
Tom Bonington
Vatican Doctor
Andrea Dugoni
Drunken Farmer
Ed White
Nazi Soldier
Gennaro Diana
Italian Priest
Pablo Raybould
Bishop Barbuto
Ralph Ineson
Asmodeus (voice)