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Trailer drop for Vertical's "The Exorcism" starring Russell Crowe

Today, we've received exciting details about Joshua John Miller's new supernatural film, "The Exorcism," starring Russell Crowe. Inspired by Miller's childhood experience witnessing his father, Jason Miller, in "The Exorcist," this film delves into the eerie world of exorcism. In "The Exorcism," Crowe portrays an actor playing a priest in a horror film who finds himself descending into strange behaviors reminiscent of possession. As the film's set becomes increasingly eerie, the lines between fiction and reality blur. Check out the trailer and share your thoughts below if you're looking forward to "The Exorcism"!

A statement from the filmmaker:

From Director/Co-Writer Joshua John Miller:

The origins of the film stem from my childhood spent watching my father, Jason Miller, playing the doomed Father Karras flinging himself out a window at the climax of The Exorcist. If that wasn’t haunting enough on its own, my dad never shied away from telling me stories of just how “cursed” the movie was: the mysterious fires that plagued the production, the strange deaths, the lifelong injuries— the list went on and on. The lore of any “cursed film” has captivated me ever since.


With The Exorcism, we wanted to update the possession movie formula (“Heroic man rescues woman from forces she’s too weak and simple to battle herself!”) for a world where no one group owns goodness and decency over another. We were gifted with an extraordinary cast and creative team to tell a story about how we’re all vulnerable to darkness, to perpetuating it, if we fail to face our demons.

The devil may retaliate, but what other choice do we have?

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 (Ryan Simpkins), wonders if he's slipping back into his past addictions or if there's something more sinister at play. The film also stars Sam Worthington, Chloe Bailey, Adam Goldberg and David Hyde Pierce.

Directed by Joshua John Miller

Written by M.A. Fortin & Joshua John Miller

Produced by Kevin Williamson, Ben Fast, Bill Block

Starring Russell Crowe, Ryan Simpkins, Sam Worthington, Chloe Bailey, Adam Goldberg

and David Hyde Pierce

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