It looks like Anthony Hopkins is continuing to work on his retirement plan by landing what could be another big-budget role. The actor is in talks to play the villain in Arabian Nights.
Anthony Hopkins Thinking Arabian Nights
Directed by Chuck Russell off a script both he and Barry P. Ambrose wrote, Arabian Nights is an epic that centers on a young commander (Liam Hemsworth) who, after his king is murdered in a coup, joins forces with Sinbad, Ali Baba and the Genie from the magic lamp to rescue the queen, Scheherazade.
Hopkins will play Pharotu, an evil sorcerer who killed Sinbad’s love, a mermaid, and is looking to amass more magic for himself.
The production is hoping to get lensing by the end of summer.