Anthony Hopkins may join Arabian Nights
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
Anthony Hopkins is in the final stage of negotiations to play the villain Pharotu in the epic ARABIAN NIGHTS. The story focuses on a commander (played by Liam Hemsworth) who joins up with Sinbad, Ali Baba and the Genie from the lamp to rescue the queen, Scheherazade. Pharotu is an evil sorcerer who is trying to gain more power and magic for himself. ARABIAN NIGHTS is written by Russell and Barry P. Ambrose and will be directed by Chuck Russell. Anthony Hopkins can also be seen in next year’s blockbuster THOR, where he will play Odin, father of Thor, as well as the drama/thriller THE RITE.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter