The musician and actor will be seen alongside John Malkovich and Jude Law in the 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). And Marilyn Manson and Sharon Stone will appear as guest stars.
Who’s behind it? 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.