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Braga, Hinds, Jones join ‘The Rite’

Thesps board New Line's exorcism drama

Alice Braga (“I Am Legend”), Ciaran Hinds and Toby Jones have joined that cast of New Line’s exorcism drama “The Rite” opposite Anthony Hopkins and Colin O’Donoghue.

Contrafilm’s Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are producing and Mikael Hafstrom is directing from Michael Petroni’s screenplay.

Story centers on a seminary student who attends exorcism school and Hopkins will play an expert in exorcisms. Hinds (“The Nativity Story”) and Jones (“Frost/Nixon”) will portray priests.

Script’s adapted from Matt Baglio’s “The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist.” Christy Fletcher is co-producing, and New Line’s Richard Brener and Merideth Finn are overseeing.

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