Thursday, July 24, 2014

Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood Join WESTWORLD Series for HBO

Evan Rachel Wood
Anthony Hopkins
Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins ("Thor") and Golden Globe nominee Evan Rachel Wood ("Mildred Pierce") have joined the cast of HBO's upcoming television series remake/adaptation of Michael Crichton's "Westworld". The original 1973 sci-fi classic starred Yul Brynner as a malfunctioning robot cowboy in a futuristic Wild West-themed adult amusement park.

The series is being developed by J.J. Abrams ("Lost") and Jonathan Nolan ("Person of Interest"). The story of the updated version has been described as "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin."

Hopkins will stars as "Dr. Ford, the uncompromising creator of the park and conductor of the creations inside it, and he views the robots as utterly inhuman, little more than livestock. In the wider context of the show, he’s looking like a complex kind of ‘big bad’."

Rachel Wood will play "Dolores is created to be a sassy farm girl; the beautiful girl next door type who has no idea that the life she’s living is a lie. She’s essentially a slave to the guests of the park but has no idea [of her true nature.]"

James Marsden is also in talks to join the cast of "Westworld" as "Flood, your classic Western hero. He’s all about adventure and romance; his two pursuits in life are the open plains and, as I’m sure you guessed, the lovely Dolores Abernathy."