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Pigs Fight It Out For Hannibal Prize

29 August 2000 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Thousands of pigs have been fighting it out for some of the most coveted pig roles in movie history - as man-eating hogs in Hannibal (2001). Six thousand pigs were auditioned in an international cattle call - and a final 15 Russian boars were chosen. The animals will pretend to try and eat Anthony Hopkins' character in the long- awaited sequel to Silence of the Lambs, The (1991). But animal trainer Sled Reynolds promises fans they won't be eating humans in real life. He explains, "They really don't attack, they're just trained to go and grab stuff. I mean if they were really crazy, how would you work around them?" »

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Anthony Hopkins Helps Out At Small Shakespeare Festival

19 July 2000 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Anthony Hopkins has been lending a hand to help out the local Shakespeare Festival in Richmond, Virginia. The Welsh thespian is in the town to shoot Hannibal (2001), the long-awaited sequel to Silence of the Lambs, The (1991). And since arriving, the Oscar-winning actor has embraced the local community with gusto. This summer, a local Shakespeare festival is taking place and among the shows being performed are MacBeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream Spokesperson for the festival Grant Mudge says, "Anthony is such a huge fan of Shakespeare and has been asking us about all our shows. A couple of our actors were walking one day and they bumped into him and ended up chatting to him for ages about the playwright." Mudge adds, "He's been giving us all tips and we would really love him to join us on stage. We hope that one day, out of the blue, he comes and takes the lead in one of our plays - that would be the greatest honor." »

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Hannibal Secrecy Upsets Locals In Virginia

13 July 2000 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Anthony Hopkins has upset locals by insisting no-one is allowed on the set of his new movie Hannibal (2001). The veteran Welsh actor is in Richmond, Virginia shooting the sequel to Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) with Julianne Moore. But despite taking over the city center by filming in the city's government buildings - bosses for the movie are refusing to let any locals near the top secret film set. One local reporter says, "People are quite upset because they are really excited about the movie shooting here and yet film workers are being completely secretive and not letting locals even watch the proceedings. No-one, not even local movie buffs are being allowed anywhere near where Julianne and Anthony are." They add, "Even the local film office are being told they can't allow people on set - despite the fact they are the body which persuaded the movie bosses to film here." »

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Anthony Hopkins Brightens Up Washington Dc Commuters

14 June 2000 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Anthony Hopkins has been wowing the Washington DC commuters - by taking over the city's railway station. The Welsh actor is filming a chase scene within Union Station - and commuters have been able to get in on the action. Bosses for the Hannibal (2001) have hired 300 extras to join the scene. A worker at the railway station says, "It hasn't disrupted services at all, in fact all the travellers are really loving it. They are able to catch their trains but also stop and have a little bit of entertainment on the way. It's actually really exciting and has made the railway station the center of fun in the city at the moment. Everyone is star spotting, looking for Anthony and Julianne." »

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Anthony Hopkins Gets The Presidential Treatment

13 June 2000 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Anthony Hopkins has been given special treatment while in Washington DC to shoot his new movie Hannibal (2001) - he's being shown around by the city's most famous resident, Bill Clinton. The veteran Welsh actor is filming the sequel to Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) within the capital's Union Station but has been taking time out to socialise with his new pal. President Clinton played golf yesterday but rushed back to The White house to attend a dinner with Hopkins. Sources at the famous landmark were not giving anything away. They would only confirm, "Anthony and President Clinton had dinner last night. It was a private meeting, we have no idea what was discussed." »

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Hopkins Recruits For Hannibal

17 May 2000 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Oscar-winning Hollywood star Anthony Hopkins is personally casting locals in Florence, Italy, as extras for small parts in the eagerly awaited Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) sequel Hannibal (2001). Tuesday morning Hopkins paid a bar near the historic PALAZZO VECCHIO a visit - to secure the bartender for a role in the film. METTE WEMMELUND, who works in a neighbouring shop, says, "He's really into it. He also stayed for a cup of coffee to suck up the atmosphere of the LA BORSA bar where they're going to shoot some scenes." Locals have tried to halt filming of the movie, which also stars Julianne Moore as FBI agent CLARICE STARLING, for fear that it might attract the wrong kind of attention to their city. "One thing's for certain, you can't escape Hannibal in this city at the moment, " adds Wemmelund. »

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Julianne Moore's Fbi Training

17 May 2000 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Julianne Moore caused a stir when she spent several weeks learning how to track down and handcuff criminals at America's top FBI training camp for her role in upcoming movie. The Hannibal (2001) star underwent basic training, along with American's selected to be special agents with the FBI, learning how to track down criminals, run like an FBI agent, handcuff and handle a gun. The training was preparation for her part in Hannibal as AGENT CLARICE STARLING, co- staring Anthony Hopkins. And, according to insiders at the 650 acre Quantico based camp, the stunning actress "brightened up the training", for hundreds of super-fit FBI agents. Spokesman for the FBI base KIRK CRAWFORD says, "To train Julianne we had to get special permission from our headquarters. It was quite an unusual request... The thing is we train all the FBI agents out here and so we really hate it when we see people playing FBI agents in the movies and getting it all wrong. It is misinformation so we are happy to have given her basic training... Julianne had pretty basic training. She learned how to handcuff and how an agent would act or think in a given situation." »

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Florence Locals TRY To Stop Hannibal Filming

12 May 2000 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

It's only been filming for a week but the long awaited new HANNIBAL LECTOR movie has already hit controversy. Shooting of the Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) sequel, Hannibal (2000), is taking place in the historic Italian city of Florence - and locals are already raising their hands in objection. Scenes being shot in the city include Hannibal Lecter committing a gruesome murder in the ornate Salon of the Lilies in the Palazzo Vacchio - a partial enactment of a slaying which took place in 1478. But the local Popular Political Party objects, claiming, "This adds nothing to Florence's world prestige. We believe that instead the city would become the setting for morbid thrills and vulgar horror." Now the local political party has written a letter to the mayor to ask the authorities to cancel permission to shoot inside the 13th century palazzo. »

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