Colin O’Donoghue Join “The Rite”

Irish actor Colin O’Donoghue (“The Tudors,” “The Clinic”) has joined the cast of the exorcism feature “The Rite” for New Line says Variety.

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.

Anthony 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.