Watch Anthony Hopkins Fight the Devil in The Rite Trailer!

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Another world premiere at the 2010 Scream Awards, The Rite sees Anthony Hopkins getting some exorcise... okay, bad joke. The film, which also stars Alice Braga and Rutger Hauer, is apparently "inspired by true events" and follows a young priest reluctantly attending exorcism school, only to have his faith challenged by the darker side of his religion.

Check out the trailer below, and hit the jump to read the official synopsis!

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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.

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The Rite starts out interestingly enough, following a young man who enters the priesthood, questioning his faith, but it soon goes...

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