John Malkovich to Star Opposite Jude Law in The New Pope

The Academy Award-nominated actor has joined the cast of Paolo Sorrentino’s limited series.

John Malkovich has come aboard The New Pope, starring alongside Jude Law. Law, who played Lenny Belardo, aka Pope Pius XIII, received a Golden Globe nod for his work in 2017’s The Young Pope, also from Paolo Sorrentino.

Malkovich’s Oscar-nominated performances include supporting roles in In the Line of Fire and Places in the Heart. He won a supporting actor Emmy for his performance as Biff Loman in Death of a Salesman, and received Emmy nominations for Napoleon and HBO’s RKO 281. He was also the subject of Spike Jonze’s meta-drama Being John Malkovich.

Also joining the production is Mark Ivanir (Homeland), pictured above.

The series, which is co-produced by HBO and Sky Italia, is written by Sorrentino with Umberto Contarello and Stefano Bises and is produced by Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani. The New Pope is scheduled to begin production in November in Italy.


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Newly elected Pope Pius XIII, aka Lenny Belardo, defies Vatican expectations as he begins his reign in the first episode of this unique limited series. Get started with this season before The New Pope arrives.