The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Richard Armitage, Paz Vega, John Leguizamo, Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Guilfoyle and Marlon Moreno are set to star in crime thriller The Man From Rome, the film adaptation of Arturo Perez-Reverte’s bestselling novel.
The Man From Rome focuses on Father Lorenzo Quart (Armitage), an agent of the Vatican’s intelligence system, who is sent to Seville, Spain to investigate several mysterious killings at a crumbling church, under threat of being torn down. Along the way he encounters a range of peculiar and less-than-honest characters, including an aristocratic divorcee, an old foe in the form of an Archbishop and a henchman working for a group of real estate investors.
The novel is being adapted by Sergio Dow, who will also be directing the project, with cinematographer Ed Lachman attached also. The Spanish-Colombian co-production is being produced by Enrique Cerezo, Alina Hleap and Rich Cown. The project was unveiled by Enrique Cerezo’s Producciones Cinematograficas, Drumskin Productions and Fundacion Enic Producciones. Moonstone Films are handling international sales at the Cannes virtual market.
The Man From Rome is scheduled to commence shooting in Spain in February 2021.