Today, we have six clips from the upcoming thriller The Rite. The film stars Anthony Hopkins as an unorthodox priest who teaches a young student (Colin O’Donoghue) about exorcisms. And since exorcisms are a tricky business, creepy stuff inevitably happens. While every film involving exorcisms has to sit in the shadow of The Exorcist, perhaps The Rite can find its own way.
Hit the jump to check out the clips. The Rite also stars Alice Braga, Ciaran Hinds, and Toby Jones. The film opens January 28th.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Rite:
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.