‘The Exorcism’ Trailer: Russell Crowe Is An Actor Facing His Demons In His Latest Exorcist Flick

Has Russell Crowe found a new phase of his career starring in exorcism flicks? Following the success of The Pope’s Exorcist (which has a sequel coming), Crowe is back taking on the occult in The Exorcism. But this film is very different in that Crowe’s character is a troubled actor plagued by demons as he’s trying to shoot a horror movie.

But are his demons personal…or more literal? The film is directed by Joshua John Miller, an actor-turned-filmmaker known for writing The Final Girls and co-creating hit series Queen of the South. Coincidentally, Miller’s father was The Exorcist actor Jason Miller so maybe he learned something by watching Dad in action. His mother, Susan Bernard, was a Scream Queen who starred in Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Necromancy, and more.

Here’s the synopsis: Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe stars as Anthony Miller, a troubled actor who begins to unravel while shooting a supernatural horror film. His estranged daughter, Lee, wonders if he’s slipping back into his past addictions or if there’s something more sinister at play.

Crowe is surrounded by a strong cast that includes Ryan Simpkins, Sam Worthington, Chloe Bailey, Adam Goldberg, and David Hyde Pierce.

The Exorcism opens in theaters on June 7th courtesy of Vertical, followed by steaming on Shudder.

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