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Description: Warner Brothers (the studio behind THE EXORCIST) releases this supernatural thriller through its New Line subsidiary. Allegedly inspired by true events, the plot follows skeptical seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O’Donoghue), who reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While in Rome, he meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith. Directed by Mikael Hafstroem (“1408″), “The Rite” is a supernatural thriller that uncovers the devil’s reach to even one of the holiest places on Earth. Mikael Hafstrom (1408) directs from a screenplay by Michael Petroni, suggested by Matt Baglio’s book. Alice Braga, Ciaran Hinds, Rutger Hauer, and Franco Nero co-star.
Release Date: January 28, 2011