Exclusive: Richard Armitage shines as a Vatican spy in thrilling clip from The Man From Rome.


Richard Armitage, best known for his role in The Hobbit trilogy, is set to showcase his action-packed skills in the upcoming espionage thriller, The Man from Rome.

In an exclusive clip provided by Screen Media, Armitage’s character, Father Quart, is informed about a perplexing case involving a church that defends itself by killing. With the authorization to employ any means necessary, Father Quart embarks on a mission to uncover the truth behind this unusual situation.

The Man from Rome, based on Arturo Perez-Reverte’s novel The Seville Communion, is directed by Sergio Dow (known for The Day You Love Me) and written by Carmen López and Dow. Alongside Richard Armitage, the film features a talented cast including Amaia Salamanca, Fionnula Flanagan, Franco Nero, and Paul Guilfoyle.

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Armitage’s role in The Man from Rome thrusts him into the heart of action and espionage, making him a compelling candidate to potentially take on the iconic role of James Bond.

Exclusive: Richard Armitage shines as a Vatican spy in thrilling clip from The Man From Rome.

While no official announcement has been made regarding the next 007, Armitage’s experience in major franchises and his versatility displayed in various projects such as The Stranger, Stay Close, Hannibal, and Ocean’s Eight make him a strong contender.

Although recent speculations favor actors like Henry Cavill, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, James Norton, Paapa Essiedu, and Tom Hardy as potential choices for the next James Bond, Armitage still garners support from both fans and artificial intelligence. AI software, which analyzed over 1,000 on-screen character attributes, awarded Armitage a rating of 92% for his potential suitability for the role.

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The Man from Rome is set to release in theaters and On Demand on Friday, June 30, 2023, courtesy of Screen Media.

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