Anthony Hopkins Exorcises His “Rite”

Anthony Hopkins is set to star in the supernatural thriller “The Rite” for New Line and Warner Bros. Pictures says Heat Vision.

Based on the novel by Matt Baglio, the film follows a young American seminary student who has a crisis of faith but ultimately re-finds it after attending a Vatican exorcism school and encountering demonic forces.

Hopkins will play a mentor style character, an unorthodox priest and expert in exorcisms.

Mikael Hafstrom directs from a script by Michael Petroni. Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson will produce.