Colin O’Donoghue Becomes Hopkins’ Student in ‘The Rite’

Colin O’Donoghue (“The Tudors”) is in final talks for New Line’s exorcism drama The Rite opposite Anthony Hopkins (The Wolfman). Contrafilm’s Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are producing and Mikael Hafstrom (1408, Drowning Ghost) is directing from Michael Petroni’s screenplay. The story centers on a seminary student who attends exorcism school and Hopkins will play an expert in exorcisms. Script’s adapted from Matt Baglio’s “The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist.” Exorcism movies have been hot at hell lately, hopefully one of them will deliver.