New Line Cinema released a new poster for the upcoming film THE RITE. The film follows a skeptical American seminary student named Michael Kovak(Colin O’Donoghue) who travels to Italy to attend a special school so he can learn the art of exorcism. There he meets Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), a priest well versed in the art of expelling evil and O’Donoghue’s character quickly learns that there is much more to his religion than meets the eye. Interestingly enough this film comes at a time when in the United States of America the Catholic church is reaching out for more clergy capable of performing exorcisms and even holding training seminars to teach prospective exorcists how to banish demons.
THE RITE will be casting out evil in theaters on January 28, 2011.