‘The Pope’s Exorcist’ – ‘The Witch’ Star Ralph Ineson Will Voice the Film’s Demon [Exclusive]

Julius Avery, the director of 2018’s Overlord, is heading back into the horror genre with The Pope’s Exorcist, and Bloody Disgusting has learned that Ralph Ineson (The Witch, The Green Knight) has joined Russell Crowe in the film. Ineson has been cast as the voice of the demon.

Ralph Ineson is an accomplished screen actor, delivering magnetic performances across film and TV. Ralph’s impressive film credits include The Northman, The Green Knight, True Love, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, The Witch, Ready Player One, and Catherine Called Birdy. Ineson recently finished filming with Phantom Four Films on The First Omen.

Ineson’s television credits include HBO’s Emmy award-winning ‘Chernobyl’ and ‘Game of Thrones’. He is perhaps best known in the UK for playing series regular Chris Finch in cult classic ‘The Office’, and will next be seen on the small screen in ‘The Gallows Pole’.

Ralph Ineson in ‘The Witch’

Franco Nero (Django, John Wick: Chapter 2) recently joined the cast as the titular pope, starring alongside Russell Crowe as real-life exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth. Laurel Marsden (Ms. Marvel), Cornell S. John (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald), Peter DeSouza-Feighoney, Alex Essoe (Doctor Sleep) and Daniel Zovatto (It Follows) also star.

From Sony’s Screen Gems, The Pope’s Exorcist is based on real-life exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth, “the legendary Italian priest who performed over 100,000 exorcisms for the Vatican.”

Evan Spiliotopoulos wrote the current draft with revisions by Chuck MacLean, based on Michael Petroni-revised original drafts by Chester Hastings and R. Dean McCreary.

Doug Belgrad of 2.0 Entertainment will be producing along with Michael Patrick Kaczmarek, Jeff Katz of Worldwide Katz, and Loyola Productions President Eddie Siebert.

The Exorcist director William Friedkin told Father Gabriele Amorth’s story in the recent documentary The Devil and Father Amorth, which you can find on various VOD outlets.

Father Gabriele Amorth passed away back in 2016 at the age of 91.

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