More than anyone else other than probably Nic Cage, later career Anthony Hopkins seems to choose roles based on what would be the most fun to goof around with. Just recently he’s been a growling old werewolf, a demon plagued exorcist, and an all-powerful Asgardian God. For a veteran of the film world like Hopkins, who really has nothing left to prove, why not just have fun and be hammy? I love watching this guy tear into some cheese.
And according to The Wrap, it looks like we’re going to be getting some more of Hopkins making goofy faces and silly noises real soon, because he’s just signed on to star in Solace, a film about a doctor who uses psychic powers to help hunt down a murderer. That sounds like fun, and seeing as the script has been written by Peter Morgan, who is best known for writing hard-hitting stuff like The Last King of Scotland and Frost/Nixon, this time we might even get some real drama to go along with our one man Anthony Hopkins circus show. The project has yet to lock down a director, but with a script from a writer with a proven track record and a big name actor attached, that shouldn’t take too long to make happen. Just as long as they choose somebody willing to let Hopkins be Hopkins, I’ll be happy. Someday somebody has to get him and Cage together for some sort of father/son project. I’m dying to see who can out crazy the other.