Apple has just released the first trailer for the upcoming religious drama The Rite, which will be released in theaters nationwide on January 28, 2011. Click below for your first glimpse at this upcoming thriller, which stars Anthony Hopkins and Colin O'Donoghue:

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 Håfström (1408), The Rite is a supernatural thriller that uncovers the devil's reach to even one of the holiest places on Earth.