Anthony Hopkins joins gladiator TV series Those About to Die

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Anthony Hopkins to play the Roman emperor Vespasian in Those About to Die, Roland Emmerich’s gladiator drama series for Peacock.

Without it Western worldAnthony Hopkins hasn’t had a major TV role in a long time, but that’s about to change as he joins the cast of Those who diegladiator drama series for Peacock.

Anthony Hopkins will play the Emperor Vespasian in Those who die. The leader of the Flavian bloodline, Vespasian is “a battle-tested, rural upstart who claimed his throne after victory in a bloody 10-year civil war. He is getting old and the Patricians despise him as they mock his position in the Empire and look to send his heirs to the throne the first chance they get.” Roland Emmerich (Moon) to direct the series for Peacock, written by Robert Rodat (Ryan’s Private Rescue). Production will begin at Cinecitta Studios in Rome in March.

Inspired by Daniel Mannix’s non-fiction book of the same name, Those who are going to die it isepic drama set within the wonderful, complex and corrupt world of gladiatorial sports in Ancient Rome. It includes a collection of diverse characters across the many levels of Roman society where sport, politics and business intersect and collide.“I’ve been looking for a series instead of HBO Rome in my heart since it was canceled more than fifteen years ago; will be Those who are going to die be that series? Too early to tell, but the addition of Anthony Hopkins is undoubtedly a good start.

Before he goes back in time for Those who dieAnthony Hopkins will voice Jimmy in Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon. The upcoming sci-fi, fantasy adventure begins as a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy is threatened by the forces of the tyrannical Governor Balisarius. They send a young woman with a mysterious past named Kora to seek out warriors from nearby planets to help them stand up. Hopkin’s character is “an invincible JC1435 mechanical battle robot and one-time protector of the slain King.” New photos from Rebel Moon released earlier today in Netflix’s sizzle reel, which also announced that the film will be forwarded December 22nd.

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