Rome, Italy, Jan 23, 2018 / 15:00 pm
A documentary on the ministry of Father Gabriele Amorth, popularly known as the "Vatican exorcist," will be released this spring. The film was directed by William Friedkin, director of the 1973 movie "The Exorcist."
"The Devil and Father Amorth" will be released April 20, Deadline reports.
The film follows Amorth during the events surrounding the exorcism of an Italian women in 2016. Amorth died in September 2016 at 91, shortly after filming was completed.
"I had been curious to meet Father Amorth for many years and when he granted permission to meet and film him in Rome last May, it was the opportunity to complete the circle and see how close that film came to reality," Friedkin told Deadline.