Anthony Hopkins joins Gladiator Drama

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Peacock has announced that veteran Oscar-winning actor Anthony Hopkins has signed on to star in Roland Emmerich’s upcoming gladiator drama. Those who die. Hopkins plays the main character of Vespasian, Roman Emperor and leader of the Flavian bloodline. This marks Hopkins’ first major TV series in four years since he last appeared as Dr. Robert Ford in the sci-fi drama’s second season. Western world.

Vespasian’s character description describes the character as “a battle-tested, rustic upstart who claimed his throne after victory in a bloody ten-year civil war. He is getting old and the Patricians despise him for mocking his position in the Empire and look to put his heirs on the throne the first chance they get.”

Those who die produced and directed by Emmerich through his Centropolis Entertainment banner and Ryan’s Private Rescue writer Robert Rodat, who writes the screenplay based on Daniel Mannix’s non-fiction book of the same name. Production is expected to begin this year in Italy.

“It is an epic drama set in the complex and corrupt world of spectacle-driven gladiatorial competition,” reads the synopsis. “The series introduces a collection of diverse characters from all corners of Roman society who collide at the crossroads of sports, politics and the dynasties of the ancient world.”

Those who die marks Emmerich’s first TV project in ten years since he made his TV directorial debut in 2012 with Dark Horse. He is known for directing disaster survival films like Universal Soldier, Independence Day, Godzilla, The day after tomorrow, 2012and Moon.

Additional executive producers are Gianni Nunnari, Harald Kloser, Herbert G. Kloiber, Oliver Berben, Martin Moszkowicz, Stuart Ford, Lourdes Diaz, and Jonas Bauer. It is an AGC Studios production, with Centropolis Entertainment, Hollywood Gang Productions and Street Entertainment producing.

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