Release date:September 9, 2005
Studio:Screen Gems (Sony)
MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for thematic material, including intense/frightening sequences and disturbing images)
Screenwriters:Scott Derrickson, Paul Harris Boardman
Starring:Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Campbell Scott, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jennifer Carpenter, Colm Feore
In an extremely rare decision, the Catholic Church officially recognized the demonic possession of a 19 year-old college freshman. Told in terrifying flashbacks, "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" chronicles the haunting trial of the priest accused of negligence resulting in the death of the young girl believed to be possessed. Inspired by true events, the film stars Laura Linney as the lawyer who takes on the task of defending the priest (Tom Wilkinson) who performed the controversial exorcism.