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Hopkins to Play Villain in 'Arabian Nights'?

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May 10, 2010 | 3:07am EDT

  Source: Heat Vision Blog

  Hopkins to Play Villain in 'Arabian Nights'?

Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins might be adding another bad-guy role to his resume, albeit a decidedly different type than Hannibal Lecter.

The Oscar winner is reportedly very close to joining the cast of Arabian Nights -- as the villain. 

Liam Hemsworth is already attached to play the lead role of a commander who teams up with Sinbad, Ali Baba and the Genie (yes, the one from the magic lamp).

Hopkins would play their chief adversary, Pharotu, in Arabian, which is expected to start shooting at the end of the summer.

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