The Rite trailer online
Anthony Hopkins as the old priest passing on his experience of exorcism to a younger priest as they perform an exorcism on a young girl that the young priest initially thinks is a mental condition sounds rather familiar. Yet while the trailer suggests a commonality with films, including the classic exorcism film, it just might deliver something rather different, something that concentrates more on the priests than the horrifying supernatural.
The trailer for The Rite is online. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Colin O'Donoghue, Alice Braga, Ciaran Hinds, Toby Jones and directed by Mikael Håfström.
Here's the blurb for the film:
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 Hafstroem ("1408"), "The Rite" is a supernatural thriller that uncovers the devil's reach to even one of the holiest places on Earth.
Good cast, strong director, scary film? Perhaps so, all the elements are lined up, plus it has that lovely tagline “inspired by true events”. Inspiration is a vague thing.
However the trailer looks good, and Anthony Hopkins looks like he's getting quite a big bite at this film when originally it seemed he was just passing on knowledge he now looks to be getting right into the thick of the film.