Dominik Moll‘s gothic thriller The Monk finally has a release date – the movie will hit (limited) theaters next month! In case you’re not so familiar with the whole thing, let us right here at the beginning inform you that it follows Vincent Cassel‘s Capuchin Ambrosio, a well-respected monk in Spain and his downfall. Definitely sounds like an interesting story, so make sure you check out the official poster & trailer for the movie in the rest of this report!
Dominik Moll directed the movie from a script he co-wrote with Anne-Louise Trividic and the whole thing is based on Matthew Lewis‘ gothic novel of the same name which follows the rise and fall of a Capuchin Monk in 17th century Madrid.
Beside Vincent Cassell who plays Capucino Ambrosio, The Monk cast also includes Deborah Francois, Sergi López, Josephine Japy and Catherine Mouchet, and as we said – the movie is set to hit limited theaters on March 8th, 2013.
Abandoned as a baby on the steps of a monastery and raised in strict Capuchin fashion, Ambrosio has become the most famous preacher in the country. While large crowds from all over the country come to hear his mesmerizing sermons, he’s also bitterly envied for his success by certain fellow monks.Convinced of his virtue and righteousness, Brother Ambrosio thinks he is immune to temptation…Until obscure events start terrorizing the monastery. Could they be connected to the unexpected arrival of Valerio, an apprentice monk who has the miraculous gift to relieve Ambrosio’s splitting headaches and hides his disfigured face under a wax mask?
Click on the poster to take a better look, and let us know what you think about the movie!