Fans of Michael Crichton’s 70’s film, ‘Westworld,’ may be excited to find out that a new adapted series is coming to HBO that will be produced by J.J. Abrams and Jerry Weintraub. The series has been picked up to pilot. Silence of the Lambs star, Anthony Hopkins is set to star in the series, along with Evan Rachel Wood. The show 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. Wood will portray 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.
This will be Hopkins’ first foray into the small screen- which is becoming all the rage for film stars these days. (Billy Bob Thornton on Fargo, Halle Berry on Extant, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson on True Detective… ).
Wood made headlines last month when she and her husband of two years, Jamie Bell, announced their separation. The two have a 10-month old son.
Will you be watching Westworld?
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