Anthony Hopkins and Ridley Scott to make new Hannibal movie

News Martin Anderson 15 May 2009 - 18:42
I can smell the money.

Cate Blanchett for Clarice Starling, and a buffet, err cast otherwise to-be-decided...

Starpulse report that Sirs Ridley Scott and Anthony Hopkins will join forces again to bring arch-antihero Hannibal Lecter back to our screens.

Hopkins won the best actor Oscar for 1991's Silence Of The Lambs and his portrayal of the psychopathic but manipulative doctor who likes to eat his patients - and anyone else he finds annoying.

Ridley Scott revived Hopkins' Lecter in the controversially violent Hannibal in 2001, and the Welsh actor took the character out for a third spin in Brett Ratners remake of prequel Red Dragon the following year.

Cate Blanchett is reported to be taking the reins as Clarice Starling, a role formerly occupied by Jodie Foster in Jonathan Demme's Silence Of The Lambs, and by Julianne Moore in Hannibal.

Starpulse report this quote from Universal:

"Hopkins and Scott are both very committed. We like what we've got, and the revised script is really, really good."

Starpulse

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