September 6, 2011

Anthony Hopkins is in final negotations to headline New Line Cinema’s Solace, Variety reports.

Originally announced for development in 2008 with Mark Pellington (The Mothman Prophecies, Arlington Road) directing, the project deals with a clairvoyant doctor who is enlisted by the police to help catch a serial killer. Hopkins would play the doctor, John Clancy.

Pellington is no longer attached, but Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson of Contrafilm are still producing alongside Matthias Emcke and Thomas Augsberger. When the project was originally announced, the script had been written by Sean Bailey and Ted Griffin with rewrites by James Vanderbilt. It has since been rewritten by Peter Morgan.

Hopkins most recently starred in Thor and is likely to reprise his role in some capacity for the 2013 sequel.

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