Oscar winner Russell Crowe is heading to Limerick to film his new movie.

The 'Gladiator' star was spotted around Dublin recently filming scenes for his new movie 'The Pope's Exorcist', with the Aussie acting legend shooting scenes on the grounds of Trinity College.

The Limerick Leader reports that a set has been set up at Dromroe Caste in the village of Pallaskenry.

The paper reports that the country house had previously been used as a location for the Neil Jordan film 'High Spirits', and was built in the 1860s.

Crowe struck up a relationship with Limerick's favourite son Richard Harris on the set of 'Gladiator', and visited the city in 2002 in honour of Harris.

The Leader reports that Crowe wrote a tribute to Harris on serviette which read "I love Mr Harris. I miss him deeply. I respect him because of his work, I loved him because of his generosity and I am richer in my soul for knowing him."

"I came to Ireland to fulfill a promise. That is what men do for other men, dead or alive."

Crowe will star as real-life exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth, who is said to have carried out over 100,000 exorcisms for the Vatican over the course of his career.

The real Amorth unsurprisingly said his favourite film was horror classic 'The Exorcist', and said the film helped awareness about his job.

The film basesd on Amorth's exploits is due for release sometime in 2023, with the film directed by Julius Avery, best-known for his 2018 action horror flick 'Overlord'.

Limerick has become a celebrity hotspot, with Taylor Swift spending Christmas there in 2018, and Mark Wahlberg regularly teeing off at Adare Manor for a round of golf.