Magazine article Screen International

Orlando Bloom to Lead Priest Abuse Drama 'Romans'

Magazine article Screen International

Orlando Bloom to Lead Priest Abuse Drama 'Romans'

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Orlando Bloom is to take the lead role in Romans, a British independent feature set to begin four weeks of principal photography in London on Nov 16.

The star of The Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean will play Malky, a middle-aged man still trying to come to terms with crippling insecurity - the result of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of a trusted and idolised priest.

The abuse set Malky's life onto a trajectory of violent employment, serial self-abuse and psychotic sexual jealousy, and the film follows the character as he confronts the demons that have been haunting him for 20 years and makes the decision to forgive his abuser despite wanting violent revenge.

Directed by The Shammasian Brothers (The Pyramid Texts), the screenplay comes from GeoffThompson. …

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