THE RITE Will Feature Anthony Hopkins vs. Demons

     February 24, 2010


Despite mixed reaction towards The Wolfman, most viewers did take joy in the delightful menace of Anthony Hopkins’ performance.  I think he’s brilliant in The Remains of the Day and of course I like him in Silence of the Lambs (I can do without Hannibal and Red Dragon).  He’s got versatility but I want more fun performances from him. Heat Vision Blog says I’m going to get my wish because the knighted actor has signed on to star in Mikael Hafstrom’s The Rite.  Here’s HVB’s rundown of the premise and Hopkins’ role:

Adapted from a book by Matt Baglio and based on true events, the story centers on a disillusioned American seminary student who attends exorcism school at the Vatican and ultimately finds his faith through encounters with demonic forces.  Hopkins will play a priest who is an expert in exorcisms and whose methods are not necessarily traditional.

“Expert in exorcisms and whose methods are not necessarily traditional.”  I no longer care about any other role Hopkins is playing, including his role as Odin in Thor.  This sounds waaay more fun than ruling Asgard.

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