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Anthony Hopkins to star as baddie in Arabian Nights

May. 10, 2010by: Mike Sampson
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I think it's fair to say that Anthony Hopkins is firmly in the Harrison Ford portion of his career, where he'll basically take any role they throw at him as long as they throw it with a large chunk of cash. (Though to Sir Hopkins' credit, he's still turning in respectable performances, which can't always be said for Ford, who seems to be sleepwalking through films lately.) Hopkins' latest cash grab is ARABIAN NIGHTS, an upcoming action-adventure film from Chuck Russell, the director of THE SCORPION KING.

Hopkins will play Pharotu, an evil sorcerer who killed Sinbad's love in a power hungry craze. He'll co-star with Liam "Don't Call Me Thor" Hemsworth, who's set to play a young commander who joins forces with Sinbad, Ali Baba and The Genie (who have yet to be cast) to fight Pharotu.

Hopkins, who just wrapped production on Marvel's THOR, is currently filming the supernatural thriller THE RITE and would begin work on NIGHTS later this summer. If you're looking for something slightly less genre from Hopkins, he does have a role in Woody Allen's forthcoming YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER...

Extra Tidbit: Hopkins said of his preparation for THE WOLFMAN, "I just learned my lines...There's nothing more to it than that."
Source: THR

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11:22PM on 05/10/2010

"Don't call me Thor"

Not sure I understand. It's Chris Hemsworth who is playing Thor, right? Or did I miss a joke?
Not sure I understand. It's Chris Hemsworth who is playing Thor, right? Or did I miss a joke?
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3:15PM on 05/10/2010
Hopkins is a god. I'll be happy with this regardless.
Hopkins is a god. I'll be happy with this regardless.
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2:08PM on 05/10/2010
A slumming Hopkins is still damn Hopkins, so I'm cool with it, as he was the only fun and enjoyable bit of the awful "The Wolfman" remake.
A slumming Hopkins is still damn Hopkins, so I'm cool with it, as he was the only fun and enjoyable bit of the awful "The Wolfman" remake.
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1:30PM on 05/10/2010
Having fun AND giving great performances! It's a win-win for everyone. I think he'd be great in the role. Can't wait!
Having fun AND giving great performances! It's a win-win for everyone. I think he'd be great in the role. Can't wait!
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10:05AM on 05/10/2010
He's just having fun, who can blame him.
He's just having fun, who can blame him.
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