Watch this exclusive featurette of exorcism thriller The Rite...
We present a taster of this upcoming thriller, including snippets of cast and crew interviews, detailing the spooky experiences that come with making a supernatural movie, inspired by true events.
Matt Baglio, author of the book on which the film is based, talks about the exorcism course at the Vatican university, while actors Anthony Hopkins, Colin O’Donoghue, Alice Braga, and Marta Gastini discuss how it felt to be taken to meet real exorcists. Father Gary Thomas, church consultant to the film, reveals how the filmmakers came to him for authentic details and accurate rituals.
The Rite follows skeptical seminary student Michael Kovak (O'Donoghue), who reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While in Rome, he meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (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.
The Rite is released on 25 February.