Variety reports that Colin O'Donoghue (The Tudors) is joining New Line's exorcism film The Rite with Anthony Hopkins.

The story follows an American seminary student who goes to an exorcism school at the Vatican. It is here that he finds his faith. Hopkins plays a priest who is very good at exorcisms.

The screenplay is adapted from Matt Baglio's non-fiction book "The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist."