Al Pacino and Dan Stevens Team for The Ritual

Based on a true story, The Ritual will feature two prominent actors — Al Pacino and Dan Stevens — as two priests — one questioning his faith (Stevens) and one reckoning with a troubled past (Pacino) — who must put aside their differences to save a possessed young woman through a difficult and dangerous series of exorcisms.

Co-written and directed by David Midell, the film tells an authentic portrayal of Emma Schmidt, an American woman whose demonic possession culminated in harrowing exorcisms. Her case remains the most thoroughly documented exorcism in American history. The film will be released by XYZ Films in 2025.