The Pope’s Exorcist starring Russell Crowe coming to Netflix soon

Father Gabriele Amorth (Russell Crowe, right) in Screen Gems’ THE POPE’S EXORCIST.
Father Gabriele Amorth (Russell Crowe, right) in Screen Gems’ THE POPE’S EXORCIST. /

Academy Award-winning actor Russell Crowe recently returned to the big screen with a new horror movie titled The Pope’s Exorcist. It was initially released in theaters on April 14, 2023, in the United States. But will The Pope’s Exorcist be available to watch on Netflix in the future? Here’s what we know.

The Pope’s Exorcist is a supernatural horror film helmed by Julius Avery from a screenplay co-written by Michael Petroni and Evan Spiliotopoulos. It’s based on the memoirs An Exorcist Tells His Story and An Exorcist: More Stories by Fr. Gabriele Amorth.

The story follows the chief exorcist for the Vatican as he investigates the horrifying possession of a young boy and unveils a centuries-old conspiracy the Vatican has tried to keep hidden.

Besides Crowe, the cast includes Daniel Zovatto, Alex Essoe, Franco Nero, Laurel Marsden, Peter DeSouza-Feighoney, Cornell S. John, and Ralph Ineson.

Will The Pope’s Exorcist be on Netflix?

Yes, The Pope’s Exorcist will eventually make its way to Netflix because of the streamer’s deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment. Under the agreement, Netflix gets first pay window rights to Sony films following their theater releases. Since The Pope’s Exorcist is a Sony movie, it falls under the deal. But when exactly will the movie land on Netflix?

The Pope’s Exorcist Netflix release date

UPDATE on August 7, 2023: When will The Pope’s Exorcist be on Netflix? Thankfully, you don’t have to wait much longer! Netflix is bringing the movie to its service on August 16, 2023.

Add the movie to your Netflix watchlist to get a reminder when it arrives.

We previously did not know when the Sony film would come to Netflix. Most of the studio’s films arrived on the streaming service between 120 and 168 days after their initial theatrical release.

In a previous version of this article, we estimated that this film would arrive by August or September 2023, so it looks like we were right on the money! Now if you missed out on seeing the scary movie in theaters, you’ll be able to watch it from the comfort of your own home very soon.

Stay tuned to Netflix Life for more information on The Pope’s Exorcist and other horror movies!

The FanSided Entertainment Team contributed to this article.

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