Al Pacino And Dan Stevens Playing Priests In New Horror Film The Ritual

Al Pacino, Dan Stevens

by James White |
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There really needs to be some regulation on calling your horror movie The Ritual, even it has a ritual or rituals in it. Seriously, go to the IMDb and see how many titles come up with you type it in (we'll wait — it could be a while)… That, however, isn't stopping director David Midell, who has Al Pacino and Dan Stevens ready to play priests in a new based-on-truth tale that uses that name.

Midell wrote the script with creative partner Enrico Natale and has taken inspiration from a true story. It'll follow a pair of priests, with Stevens' questioning his faith and Pacino's trying to overcome a troubled past as they shove their differences aside to try to help a young woman.

Emma Schmidt's demonic possession demanded a series of dangerous and harrowing exorcism, and her case is still the most thoroughly documented example of the practice in American history.

Ashley Greene and Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina/Fate: The Winx Saga's Abigail Cowen are also in the cast for this one, which should be in cinemas next year.

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