by Brendan Bettinger Posted: December 9th, 2010
Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for The Rite, a supernatural thriller purported to be inspired by true events. As scripted by Michael Petroni (Possession), The Rite tells the story of a seminary student attending “exorcism school” at the Vatican: “While in Rome, he meets an unorthodox priest who introduces him to the darker side of his faith.”
Anthony Hopkins, Colin O’Donoghue, Alice Braga, Ciaran Hinds, and Toby Jones star in The Rite, directed by Mikael Håfström (1408). Hit the jump for the trailer and synopsis.
I think it’s a bit unfortunate that so many of the films that are explicitly about religion use it for the purpose of horror. That said, Hopkins is a great get, and it looks like he has plenty of scenery to chew. If this is your type of flick, I pray The Rite brings you abundant joy when it opens on January 28, 2011.
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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.http://www.collider.com/2010/12/09/the-rite-trailer-anthony-hopkins-2/
THE HANGOVER PART II, THE IDES OF MARCH, CONTRABAND, THE DOOR, CITY OF BONES, and SO UNDERCOVER Fill Out Casts
by Adam Chitwood Posted: December 9th, 2010
With production in Hollywood getting ready to shut down for the holidays, agents all over town are scrambling to finalize last-minute deals for their clients. Hence, tons of casting news was released today.
Max Minghella, who played Divya (the Winklevoss twins’ third partner) in The Social Network, is set to star as Ben Harper in George Clooney’s The Ides of March. Clooney wrote, will direct, and stars in the political drama alongside Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood.
Hit the jump for many more casting announcements for The Door, The Hangover Part II, City of Bones, Contraband, and So Undercover.
Deadline reports Alison Eastwood (yes, Clint’s daughter) and Dallas Roberts (3:10 to Yuma) will star in the psychological thriller The Door. Directed by Matthew Arnold, the film centers on a radio talk show host (Roberts), who gets drawn into exploring paranormal activity and crosses paths with Eastwood’s character, who is sent by the Center for Disease Control to investigate a possible virus.
Comedian Bryan Callen, who played the owner of the wedding chapel in The Hangover, has joined the cast of the currently-filming The Hangover Part II as a strip club owner. Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, and Justin Bartha return for the sequel, set in Thailand.
Lily Collins (The Blind Side) is set to star in City of Bones, an adaptation of the first installment in the book series, Mortal Instruments. The film is directed by Scott Charles. Collins has been busy, as she has Priest with Paul Bettany, and Abduction with Taylor Lautner coming out next year.
Actor Caleb Landry Jones (The Last Exorcism) has joined the cast of Mark Wahlberg’s Contraband. He joins Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, and Giovanni Ribisi in the flick, and will play the brother-in-law of a retired smuggler (Wahlberg) who is forced to do one more job after a screw-up. Jones is currently filming his role as Banshee in Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class.
British actor Joshua Bowman joins the cast of Miley Cyrus’ latest movie (sigh). The film is called So Undercover, and Bowman plays Cryus’ love interest, who I can only assume shows her how the differences between Brits and “country girls” make for some great comedy and heartfelt moments.