Moviehole discovered that Gaspard Ulliel (A Very Long Engagment) is in final talks to fill the shoes of a young Tony Hopkins in the “Silence of the Lambs” prequel, Young Hannibal, says Allocine.fr. It’s believed he gave a sreen test better than fellow candidates Macaulay Culkin and Hayden Christensen. You can find more casting news inside…
Meantime, The Daily Mail reports that the movie, which will explain how Lecter turns into the urbane monster we see in “Silence Of The Lambs” and “Red Dragon”, will also star Rhys Ifans [“Notting Hill”], as the chap that murders Lecter’s parents, Kevin McKidd [“Dog Soldiers”] and Gong Li [“Miami Vice”] and will be narrated by the screen’s ‘second’, and most famous, Lecter, Anthony Hopkins.
Shooting for the fourth Silence of the Lambs film is set to start on September 15th in Lithuania, Czech Republic.
Pictured: Gaspard Ulliel