The Pope’s Exorcist | Daniel Zovatto on Russell Crowe, Exorcism and Looking Good as a Priest

Father Esquibel (Daniel Zovatto) and Father Gabriele Amorth (Russell Crowe) in Screen Gems’ THE POPE’S EXORCIST.

Despite numerous exorcism films over the decade, the belief in exorcism is real and not fabricated. The Pope’s Exorcist is a fictional account of the real-life exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth based on files of his investigation into exorcism.

The film marks the horror debut of well-respected actor Russell Crowe and also co-stars Costa Rican actor Daniel Zovatto as Father Esquibel.

Here is a brief synopsis of the film:

Inspired by the actual files of Father Gabriele Amorth, Chief Exorcist of the Vatican, The Pope’s Exorcist follows Amorth as he investigates a young boy’s terrifying possession and ends up uncovering a centuries-old conspiracy the Vatican has desperately tried to keep hidden.

The film also stars Alex Essoe and Franco Nero. Julius Avery directed the film from the screenplay by Michael Petroni and Evan Spiliotopoulos. It is based on the books An Exorcist Tells His Story and An Exorcist: More Stories by Father Gabriele Amorth.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with actor Daniel Zovattor on his fictional character Father Esquibel in comparison to the real-life character of Father Gabriele Amorth. Also, we talked about Russel Crowe, exorcism, and donning the priest’s suit.

Daniel Zovatto began his career in a local theater in Costa Rica. He appeared in several movies and television series that included Fear the Walking Dead, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, and Don’t Breathe. Also, he participated in many theater productions in New York and was shortlisted for the Rising Star Award at the San Diego Film Festival in 2019.

The Pope’s Exorcist is in theaters nationwide today.

Watch the exclusive interview with Daniel Zovatto below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

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Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Sony Pictures Entertainment

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