The Exorcism | Russell Crowe will star in another exorcism movie

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While we anxiously await news of The Pope’s Exorcist 2, Russell Crowe will deal with some more demons in The Exorcism. 

Update, 23 April: On the official Film Distributor’s Association release calendar, The Georgetown Project is listed for release on 7 June, courtesy of Vertigo Releasing. The calendar hasn’t been updated after yesterday’s news, but it seems that we may be getting The Exorcism right on time in the UK too. We’ll keep you updated on that.

We here at Film Stories thoroughly enjoyed The Pope’s Exorcist. Starring Russell Crowe as a world-weary demon evictor taking on the most challenging case of his career, we thought the film was a hoot and have been holding out hope that Sony Pictures would announce a sequel. 

Well, unfortunately there’s still no sequel to The Pope’s Exorcist but if you do yearn for more Russell Crowe fighting demons, we do have some good news for you. 

Crowe will star in The Exorcism, which was previously titled The Georgetown Project. The film is directed by Joshua John Miller. Deadline reported on the film, which has been acquired in the US by Vertical for distribution. No news on UK distribution yet. 

Here’s a synopsis:

The Exorcism follows Anthony Miller (Crowe), a troubled actor who begins to unravel while shooting a supernatural horror film. His estranged daughter (Ryan Simpkins) wonders if he’s slipping back into his past addictions or if there’s something more sinister at play.

The film is making its debut in June in the US and will stream on Shudder later this year. Joining Crowe and Simpkins in the cast are Sam Worthington, Chloe Bailey, Adam Goldberg and David Hyde Pierce. 

Interestingly, Kevin Williamson, best known as the writer of various Scream films, is on producing duties here, while Miller and M.A. Fortin penned the script for The Exorcism. 

We would hate to typecast Crowe, who also stars in this week’s Land Of Bad, but the actor has released two exorcism films within a year. Is this his new niche? Only time will tell, but we wouldn’t be terribly mad if Crowe exclusive starred in mid-budget exorcism films from now on. 

No word on when or if The Exorcism will make its way to UK screens, but we’ll keep you updated on that. 

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