Alex Heffes will write the score for the upcoming supernatural thriller The Rite. The movie will be directed by Mikael Hafstrom (Derailed, Gabriel Yared, Shanghai) and Anothony Hopkins is expected to lead the cast. Hafstrom and Heffes previously worked together on Shanghai, but his score for the yet to be released movie was ultimately replaced by Klaus Badelt. The Rite follows a disillusioned American seminary student who attends exorcism school at the Vatican and ultimately finds his faith through encounters with demonic forces. A release date for the Warner Bros/New Line production has yet to be announced.

Heffes is also working on a feature length documentary about the economic crisis directed by Charles Ferguson (No End in Sight). The movie is expected to come out later this year by Sony Pictures Classics.