Cable network HBO is making a TV show based on the movie “Westworld,” and they’ve signed up Anthony Hopkins (above) as their first big-name star, joining the previously cast Evan Rachel Wood (below) of “True Blood” fame.
Hopkins will play Dr. Robert Ford, described as “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, meanwhile, would play Dolores Abernathy, described as “provincial, beautiful and kind…the quintessential farm girl of the frontier West — who is about to discover that her entire idyllic existence is an elaborately constructed lie.”
Does that mean Wood is a robot? Sounds like it.
Deadline says movie actor James Marsden is also in talks to play the male lead.
“Westworld” is being developed by J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan, the two having previously worked together on “Person of Interest.” Or, well, as much “work” as Abrams actually does (if any) on the three dozen or shows he’s currently “executive producing.”
The show will be based on the 1973 movie of the same name, which was written and directed by the late Michael Crichton, and was about a futuristic theme park populated with robots that cater to the guest’s every whim. This, of course, includes sex, because why would human beings make robots if not to have sex with them? That’s just how we roll.