Hopkins for Arabian Nights

Hopkins to play villain in Arabian Nights

Anthony Hopkins is in talks to play the villain in Arabian Nights.

Helmed by Chuck Russell, the action adventure follows a young commander (Liam Hemsworth) who, after his king is murdered in a coup, joins forces with Sinbad, Ali Baba and the Genie from the magic lamp to rescue the queen, Scheherazade.

Hopkins will play Pharotu, an evil sorcerer who killed Sinbad’s love, a mermaid, and is looking to amass more magic for himself.

Written by Russell and Barry P. Ambrose, the film is is scheduled to start at the end of the summer.