Hopkins Joins “Westworld” Reboot
Seems that more big screen actors are jumping onto the small screen these days.
Kevin Bacon, of course, stars in The Following, Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey spearhead True Detective and Billy Bob Thornton visits Fargo.
The latest development in this trend sees Silence of the Lambs Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins starring in a pilot for HBO’s re-boot of Westworld.
The project is being produced by JJ Abrams , Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burke. Jonathan Nolan is directing.
Hopkins will star alongside a True Blood‘s Evan Rachel Wood in the thriller, based on Michael Crichton’s story of the same name, about a futuristic theme park populated by robots which attack the park’s vacationers.
Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin and James Brolin starred in the 1973 film if the same name, which was also directed by Crichton.
Hopkins will play Dr. Robert Ford – the park’s creative director, chief programer and chairman of the board – who uses unorthodox methods to achieve his creative and very specific vision for Westworld.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter