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Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood to Star in HBO's Westworld

24 July 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

HBO is prepping to go into production on their adaptation of Michael Crichton's 1973 film, Westworld. J.J. Abrams is producing the series, and the pilot episode is being co-written and directed by Jonathan Nolan. The cable network has also just cast Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood in the new series. The thriller is described as a "dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin."

Hopkins is set to play Dr. Robert Ford, "the brilliant, taciturn and complicated creative director, chief programmer and chairman of the board of Westworld, who has an uncompromising creative vision for the park — and unorthodox methods of achieving it." As for Wood, she will take on the role of Dolores Abernathy, "the quintessential farm girl of the frontier West — who is about to discover that her entire idyllic existence is an elaborately constructed lie."

The fact that they got Hopkins is fantastic! »

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Anthony Hopkins And Evan Rachel Wood Saddle Up For ‘Westworld’

24 July 2014 6:44 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Last year HBO announced it was turning Michael “Jurassic Park” Crichton’s Westworld into a TV series, and if it were anyone other than Home Box Office I’d have told them not to bother. There were attempts to remake the 1973 film which made more sense, but an entire season of faulty robot-based escapades…? The show Beyond Westworld didn’t fare well but still… the pedigree alone is enough to hold anyone’s interest. Add to that the production team of one J.J. Abrams and Jerry Weintraub (Tarzan), not to mention Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight, Person Of Interest) and it gets better. But the new casting announcement of Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood has officially kicked this project into the watch zone for me.

This version appears to take the emphasis away from theme parks gone wrong and has reimagined the concept as a Truman Show-type exploration of identity and artificial intelligence. »

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HBO’s ‘Westworld’ Casts Anthony Hopkins & Evan Rachel Wood; Marsden in Talks

23 July 2014 11:22 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

HBO continues to try to build its base of prestige-magnet original programming, with the latest project of interest being Westworld, a TV reboot of the 1973 sci-fi movie starring Yul Brynner, which was written and directed by the late Michael Crichton.

For those unfamiliar, the story involves a futuristic adult-themed amusement park in which people can live out fantasies using robot actors – robots who eventually become sentient and run amok, causing havoc. Fans who don’t remember the original Westworld probably remember The Simpsons episode “Itchy & Scratchy Land” (S6E4), which was based on the film. 

HBO’s development of a Westworld TV series was first announced about a year ago; the headline being that Jonathan Nolan ...

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Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood Join J.J. Abrams' 'Westworld'

23 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood will star in the pilot episode of Westworld, based on the 1973 movie starring Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin and James Brolin. J.J. Abrams and Jonah Nolan are serving as executive producers for the proposed HBO series. Nolan, who has cowritten The Prestige, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises and Interstellar with his brother, director Christopher Nolan, also created the successful TV show Person of Interest. He has written the script for the Westworld pilot with his wife, Lisa Joy, herself a TV veteran (Pushing Daisies, Burn Notice) and will direct the episode. Novelist Michael Crichton made his feature film debut as a writer and director with the original movie, which was set in an elaborate theme park for adults that featured three...

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Anthony Hopkins Signs up for Westworld TV Show

23 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Cable network HBO is making a TV show based on the movie “Westworld,” and they’ve signed up Anthony Hopkins (above) as their first big-name star, joining the previously cast Evan Rachel Wood (below) of “True Blood” fame. Hopkins will play Dr. Robert Ford, described as “the brilliant, taciturn and complicated creative director, chief programmer and chairman of the board of Westworld who has an uncompromising creative vision for the park — and unorthodox methods of achieving it.” Wood, meanwhile, would play Dolores Abernathy, described as “provincial, beautiful and kind…the quintessential farm girl of the frontier West — who is about to discover that her entire idyllic existence is an elaborately constructed lie.” Does that mean Wood is a robot? Sounds like it. Deadline says movie actor James Marsden is also in talks to play the male lead. “Westworld” is being developed by J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan, the two having »

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HBO nabs Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood for 'Westworld'

23 July 2014 6:18 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, July 23: Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood are set to star in J.J. Abrams' 'Westworld', which has now been officially picked up for HBO's TV pilot.

The Sci-fi drama series would be the adaptation of Michael Crichton's 1973 film of the same name and it is billed as a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin, the Hollywood Reporter reported.

The crew would include Abrams as the executive producer alongside veteran producer Jerry Weintraub and Bad Robot's Bryan Burk. Jonathan Nolan, who co- wrote the pilot, would also be the executive producer and director, while, Lisa. »

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Anthony Hopkins takes lead in HBO show

23 July 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Sir Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood are to star in new HBO sci-fi drama 'Westworld'. The Hollywood legend and 'True Blood' actress have been cast in the ambitious TV show which is based on Michael Crichton's 1973 movie of the same name, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The TV adaptation also has top pedigree behind the scenes as it will be produced by J.J. Abrams through his Bad Robot production company and 'The Dark Knight' co-writer Jonathan Nolan. 'Westworld', like its film inspiration, will centre on a futuristic amusement park filled with androids and is billed as ''a dark odyssey about the »

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Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood Cast In HBO series Westworld

22 July 2014 8:15 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The two stars are set to lead the TV adapation of the 1970s sci-fi classic.

"Westworld... Where nothing can possibly go worng."

With the ironic brilliance of intentionally misspelling "wrong" in their poster tag line, this 1973 sci-fi thriller about robot cowboys turning homicidal at a Wild West theme park cemented itself as a classic.

Now, the film is getting a modernized reboot on HBO from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot and Jonathan Nolan. And they certainly haven't gone "worng" with their recent casting of The Wrestler's Evan Rachel Wood and Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Related: 70's Sci-Fi Thriller 'Westworld' Coming to TV?

Hopkins will reportedly play Dr. Robert Ford, chairman of the amusement park Westworld, who has a radical vision for the future of the park - namely the inclusion of self-aware and hyper-advanced androids.

Woods is set to play Dolores Abernathy, "the quintessential farm girl of the frontier West — who »

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Anthony Hopkins And Evan Rachel Wood Head To Westworld

22 July 2014 6:03 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Beloved and old-school robots-take-over-an-amusement-park Michael Crichton sci-fi Westworld was successful enough to spawn a sequel, Futureworld, and a TV show, but since its '70s heyday, there's not been too much chatter about bringing the engaging idea back to either the big or small screen - but all this has changed with the news that HBO and Jonah Nolan (co-writing with wife Lisa Joy) are finally making it happen, with killer acting talent in the form of Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden already lined up to star, as revealed by FilmDivider.com. Exec producing are J.J. Abrams - how does he find the time? - and Jerry Weintraub.Entertainment Weekly has further details, adding that Hopkins will play Dr. Robert Ford, a "brilliant, taciturn and complicated Creative Director, Chief Programmer and Chairman of the Board of Westworld," who has been described as having an "uncompromising creative vision »

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HBO's Westworld Series Finds First Two Stars!

22 July 2014 5:44 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We told you about HBO's pilot commitment for a series adaptation of Westworld, a 1973 film written and directed by Michael Crichton, back in August of 2013, but now that "True Blood" is getting set to hit the bricks, things are really picking up steam.

THR reports that Anthony Hopkins (pictured) and Evan Rachel Wood are heading West for HBO and J.J. Abrams. The pair has been tapped to star in the premium cable network's Abrams-produced "Westworld" adaptation, which has been formally picked up to pilot.

The show is being billed as a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.

Abrams will executive produce alongside veteran producer Jerry Weintraub and Bad Robot's Bryan Burk. "Person of Interest's" Jonathan Nolan, who co-wrote the pilot, will executive produce and direct as well. Lisa Joy co-wrote the pilot and will exec produce. Kathy Lingg will co-ep and »

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Sir Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood Head to Westworld

22 July 2014 5:39 PM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

It was nearly a year ago that news broke that Bad Robot has plans to live up to its name with J.J. Abrams and Jonah Nolan set to team with Warner Bros. Television for a small screen adaptation of Michael Crichton's "Westword" on HBO. Today, Deadline reveals that the pilot has attracted some impressive talent and that both Sir Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood will star. James Marsden is also said to be in talks, but has not yet been confirmed. »

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HBO's 'Westworld' pilot nabs Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood

22 July 2014 5:27 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood are saddling up for "Westworld." The Oscar-winning "Silence of the Lambs" actor has signed on to star in HBO's TV adaptation of the 1973 sci-fi film, effectively taking on his first (prospective) series regular role, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Joining him is "Charlie Countryman" star Evan Rachel Wood, who previously collaborated with the network on both "True Blood" and the 2011 miniseries "Mildred Pierce." Described as a "dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin," the J.J. Abrams-produced series was "inspired by" the original film, which centered on a futuristic theme park that gave wealthy adults the opportunity to live out their Wild West fantasies (or any fantasies, really) with the help of artificially-intelligent robots. Hopkins will star in the pilot as Dr. Robert Ford, the "brilliant, taciturn and complicated creative director, chief programmer and chairman of the board »

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Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood to Lead Westworld for HBO

22 July 2014 5:03 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

TV's the place to be!  That's what award-winning movie actors are starting to learn thanks to the critical and financial success of shows like HBO's Game of Thrones and True Detective.  The cable network's latest series adaptation tackles Westworld, writer-director Michael Crichton's 1973 sci-fi movie that starred Yul Brynner as a malfunctioning Wild West robot at a futuristic adult amusement park.  While HBO could certainly have gone bonkers with a premise like that, their first casting announcements come with some gravitas.  Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins and Golden Globe-nominated Evan Rachel Wood have been locked in as series leads.  Hit the jump for more. As Film Divider reports, Hopkins and Rachel Wood will star in HBO's Westworld, which now has a green light for its pilot.  Developed by J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan, with writer Lisa Joy Nolan and producer Jerry Weintraub also involved, this new version of Westworld is described as »

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Anthony Hopkins Boards J.J. Abrams' HBO Sci-Fi Pilot Westworld

22 July 2014 4:49 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Quid pro quo: Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins joins HBO’s Westworld pilot, the sci-fi project gets even bigger buzz than it had before.

The Silence of the Lambs star’s potential first series regular TV gig will have him playing the man in charge of a futuristic theme park where robots go berserk and attack park guests, EW.com reports.

Related Bryan Cranston and Steven Spielberg Bringing Broadway’s All the Way to HBO

The pilot is inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie of the same name. Hopkins will play Dr. Robert Ford, the park’s head honcho »

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Anthony Hopkins to star in HBO's 'Westworld'

22 July 2014 4:01 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Another Oscar winner is coming to HBO: Anthony Hopkins has been cast in the cable drama’s TV reboot of the sci-fi classic Westworld.

The casting will mark the first potential regular TV gig for the acclaimed Silence of the Lambs and Thor actor, and continues the trend of Academy Award winners taking small-screen roles. He will be joined in the project by actress Evan Rachel Wood (Once and Again, True Blood).

No, Hopkins is not playing “the Yul Brynner role.” But the descriptions for both his character and Wood’s shed some insight into the secretive project’s storyline. »

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Confirmed: Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood to star in HBO's Westworld

22 July 2014 12:34 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Update: Deadline has confirmed that Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood will star in HBO's Westworld for producers J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan. Nolan will direct from a script he wrote with Lisa Joy. It has been a few years since we last heard about the remake of Westworld from producer J.J. Abrams, but it looks like the project may be revving up again. Abrams has been eying the remake of Michael Crichton's science fiction western that starred Yul Brynner as an HBO mini-series and »

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J.J. Abrams Brings Westworld TV Series Closer

22 July 2014 9:54 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

There is, as they say, nothing new under the sun. But that doesn’t mean that things can’t change. Many an eye may have rolled at the thought of J.J. Abrams creating a TV show from the concept of Westworld, but let’s not rush to judgement. It is beginning to sound as though a fresh set of eyes – those talented Abrams eyes, specifically – might just deliver a re-imagining beyond our wildest dreams.

The original Westworld movie was written and directed by Michael Crichton in 1973, and featured a western-themed amusement park, operated by humanoid robots that malfunction, and get out of hand. It was hugely successful, and in 1980, Crichton created a TV show based on the same concept – but it only ran for 5 episodes.

All had been quiet since then, until J.J. Abrams and Jonah Nolan began developing a Westworld TV show for Bad Robot and Warner Bros TV. »

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Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden linked to new Westworld TV project

22 July 2014 7:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having made such an impression on cinema back in 1973, Michael Crichton’s Westworld was surely due for the reboot/remake/refresh treatment back on the big screen. However, no-one has really come close to making a new version into a reality. Then, last year, HBO announced that J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: Episode VII, Star Trek) and Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Person of Interest) had signed on to produce a pilot/movie for the cable network, with Nolan writing and directing.

Now, it seems that the network has zoned in on some of the talent they want to star in the project. Film Divider has report that offers have been made to Evan Rachel Wood (The Ides of March), James Marsden (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) and Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) to come aboard the project.

The concept, says the site, “will be similar—set in a futuristic, »

- Scott Davis

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Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood & James Marsden Join J.J. Abrams & Jonah Nolan's 'Westworld' Series

21 July 2014 3:41 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Update 7/22: Deadline confirms that Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood have joined the cast of "Westworld," with James Marsden in talks as well. In the canon of remakes-that-are-taking-forever-to-get-made, "Westworld" would be up there. The project is slowly developing for years and never quite getting anywhere, but last year J.J. Abrams and Jonah Nolan signed up to produce the movie for HBO, with the latter writing the script and directing the pilot. Well, it seems it's a step closer to happening as offers are now out for actors to fill the roles of the futuristic flick about robots run amok. According to Film Divider, Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden have been offered roles in the potential series. The concept will be similar—set in a futuristic, Western-themed amusement park—but it will instead focus on the robots....who don't realize they are robots. But you still need humans, »

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Gracepoint to end in 'different place' to Broadchurch

21 July 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Sir Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood are to star in new HBO sci-fi drama 'Westworld'. The Hollywood legend and 'True Blood' actress have been cast in the ambitious TV show which is based on Michael Crichton's 1973 movie of the same name, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The TV adaptation also has top pedigree behind the scenes as it will be produced by J.J. Abrams through his Bad Robot production company and 'The Dark Knight' co-writer Jonathan Nolan. 'Westworld', like its film inspiration, will centre on a futuristic amusement park filled with androids and is billed as ''a dark odyssey about the »

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