John Malkovich Joins Jude Law in 'The Young Pope' Sequel on HBO

It would appear that John Malkovich is joining Jude Law in the upcoming HBO sequel to The Young Pope titled The New Pope.

John Malkovich Joins Jude Law in 'The Young Pope' Sequel on HBO
Jude Law as Lenny Belardo, Pope Pius XIII in HBO's "The Young Pope"
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The Young Pope followed the rise of Lenny Belardo (Law), aka Pius XIII, the first American Pope in history who happened to be one of the youngest in the modern college of cardinals. He of course wasn't all he was cracked up to be — a mean streak and devious nature creating tension in the Holy City paired with a pious desire to ascend to heaven (eventually).

John Malkovich
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Malkovich is set to  join the cast, but pretty much nothing is known about his character thus far.

We do know that Paolo Sorrentino is returning to write the new season, as well as Umberto Contarello and Stefano Bises.

The series is set to begin filming this November in Italy, but no additional production schedule (like an expected release date) have been revealed.

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