Update: Story is FALSE as news was stolen from an old, old article. Read about it here: I’m not exactly sure of the source, or the quality of content on the site, but Contact Music is reporting that Anthony Hopkins is teaming up with director Ridley Scott to bring his most infamous villain Hannibal Lecter back to the big screen. In addition, they claim to have the casting of the new Clarice Starling, once donned by Jodie Foster in Silence of the Lambs. Read on for more on this “rumor” and watch for confirmation as it comes in.
They write that the actor will reprise his cannibalistic serial killer for the fourth time in a second sequel to the 1991 hit film The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won a Best Actor Oscar.
Hopkins also appeared in 2001′s Hannibal before starring in the 2002 prequel Red Dragon and Hannibal Rising
And actress Cate Blanchett (pictured below) has been tipped to take over the role of Clarice Starling after Jodie Foster pulled out to direct Claire Danes in the forthcoming Flora Plum.
A spokesperson for film-makers Universal says, “Hopkins and Scott are both very committed. We like what we’ve got, and the revised script is really, really good.”
Studio confirmation? Sounds like some fava beans and liver are in the near future…