John Malkovich is joining the cast of the HBO limited series The Young Pope, which will be called The New Pope.
Malkovich will star in the follow up to Paolo Sorrentino’s series opposite Jude Law who starred as Lenny Belardo, who took the name Pius XIII as he became the first American pope in history. Law received a Golden Globe nomination for his work on the show.
The script for The New Pope is being penned by Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello, and Stefano Bises, all of whom worked on The Young Pope. It is produced by Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani for Wildside and co-produced by Mediapro.
Production is scheduled to begin in Italy in November.