Anthony Hopkins is in talks to join the veteran cast of Red 2. This will be the sequel to Summit’s 2010 hit action movie Red. If a deal is made Hopkins will play a genius scientist who is a resident of the local insane asylum.
Bruce Willis leads the cast that includes Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman, along with a few others as washed up special ops agents forced out of retirement. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Byun-Hun are also slated to join Hopkins as new cast members.
Red 2 will reunite Hopkins with Mirren once again. The two have worked together on numerous projects. The seasoned pair are currently shooting Fox Searchlight’s Hitchock in Los Angeles. Hopkins plays the famed filmmaker and author Alfred Hitchcock, and Mirren plays Alma Reville.
Dean Parisot is at the helm of Red 2, while Jon and Erich Hober, who worked on the first movie, wrote the script. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura is set to produce.