A new trailer for a ghost exorcism-themed movie The Rite has been released.
The movie, which stars Anthony Hopkins, Colin O’Donoghue, Alice Braga, Ciaran Hinds and Toby Jones among others, is directed by Mikael Hafstrom from the sript by Michael Petroni (Possession).
This story is based on true events and centers on a disillusioned American seminary student who attends exorcism school at the Vatican and ultimately finds his faith through encounters with demonic forces.
Publisher described The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist novel by Matt Baglio with these words:
“The Rite provides fascinating vignettes from the lives of exorcists and people possessed by demons, including firsthand accounts of exorcists at work casting out demons, culminating in Father Gary’s own confrontations with the Devil.
Baglio also traces the history of exorcism, revealing its rites and rituals, explaining what the Catholic Church really teaches about demonic possession, and delving into such related topics as the hierarchy of angels and demons, satanic cults, black masses, curses, and the various theories used by modern scientists and anthropologists who seek to quantify such phenomena.“
And here’s The Rite official synopsis:
Inspired by true events, The Rite 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 Hafstrom (1408), “The Rite” is a supernatural thriller that uncovers the devil’s reach to even one of the holiest places on Earth.
The Rite will hit theaters on January 28, 2011.